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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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  1. anonymous
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    x= 3/5

  2. anonymous
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    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...?

  3. anonymous
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    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 :)

  4. anonymous
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    hmm, question is confusing, there's something wrong indeed.

  5. anonymous
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    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!!!

  6. anonymous
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    check if something is wrong with the question....at both times Mario is 5 X son's age?

  7. anonymous
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    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

  8. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    solve x = 4y and (x-3) = 5(y-3). you'll get x=48, y=12

  9. anonymous
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    Thank you guys, I finally solved it.

  10. anonymous
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    Yeah, not cool giving out the wrong question.

  11. anonymous
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    Sorry guys. You must understand

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