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Jan is 5 years older than Terry. In 3 years, Terry will be 3/4 as old as Jan will be. What is Terry's age now?

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  1. anonymous
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    thats a very inappropriate question to ask someone

  2. anonymous
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    Let J be Jan's age, T be Terries age. What is the equation represented by the first statement "Jan is 5 years older than Terry"

  3. anonymous
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    J=T+5

  4. anonymous
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    Correct. Now, what is the equation represented by the statment "In 3 years Terry will be 3/4 as old as Jan"

  5. anonymous
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    That's the part I am having trouble with.??? T+3=(3/4)J

  6. anonymous
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    Very nearly, but recall that in 3 years both will be 3 years older than they are now.

  7. anonymous
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    T+3=(3/4)J+3 ????

  8. anonymous
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    Terry's age in 3 years = T+3 Jan's age in 3 years = J+3 Terry's age in 3 years is 3/4 Jan's age in 3 years \(\implies T+3 = \frac{3}{4}(J+3)\)

  9. anonymous
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    Okay, I get it. I can finish it from here. Thanks so much!!!

  10. anonymous
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    Of course!

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