anonymous
  • anonymous
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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anonymous
  • anonymous
thats a very inappropriate question to ask someone
anonymous
  • anonymous
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"
anonymous
  • anonymous
J=T+5

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Correct. Now, what is the equation represented by the statment "In 3 years Terry will be 3/4 as old as Jan"
anonymous
  • anonymous
That's the part I am having trouble with.??? T+3=(3/4)J
anonymous
  • anonymous
Very nearly, but recall that in 3 years both will be 3 years older than they are now.
anonymous
  • anonymous
T+3=(3/4)J+3 ????
anonymous
  • anonymous
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 \(\implies T+3 = \frac{3}{4}(J+3)\)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Okay, I get it. I can finish it from here. Thanks so much!!!
anonymous
  • anonymous
Of course!

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