anonymous
  • anonymous
Mario has 5 times his son's age. Three years ago Mario was 5 times his son's age. What are their ages? Help me please
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anonymous
  • anonymous
x= 3/5
anonymous
  • anonymous
Let: x = marios age now y = son's age So... x = 5y (x-3) = 5(y-3) Plugging that in: 5y - 3 = 5y - 15 Something's wrong...?
anonymous
  • anonymous
since mario is 5 times something = 5x and when they say 3 years ago so it's -3 = 5x - 3 = 0, solve for x and x = 3/5 I guess :)

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anonymous
  • anonymous
hmm, question is confusing, there's something wrong indeed.
anonymous
  • anonymous
And you're supposed to realize that before you put in an answer, you know. Do the work, and get it correct, like you said. Hypocrite!!!
anonymous
  • anonymous
check if something is wrong with the question....at both times Mario is 5 X son's age?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Sorry. This is the correct problem Mario has 4 times his son's age. Three years ago Mario was 5 times his son's age. What are their ages? Help me please
anonymous
  • anonymous
solve x = 4y and (x-3) = 5(y-3). you'll get x=48, y=12
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you guys, I finally solved it.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yeah, not cool giving out the wrong question.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Sorry guys. You must understand

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