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the ages of two brothers are in the ratio two to three,but in eight years the ratio of ther ages will be three to four .findtheir presentage
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the ages of two brothers are in the ratio two to three,but in eight years the ratio of ther ages will be three to four .findtheir presentage
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hmmmm, so you want to turn this into a series of equations based on the rules outlined in the word problem. and then solve them.
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so how can you write one of the equations given the first piece of information?
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where y = younger, and x = older
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but since there are two variables in this problem, you need a second equation to solve
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(the two present ages are the two variables)
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so we know in 8 years, that the ratio will actually be 3/4, not 2/3
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now that you have two unknown variables (the present ages), and two equations, you can solve the problem by substituting the first (y=2x/3) into the second.
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