"June is two years older than Sarah, and Sarah is four years younger than Hal. In 4 years, Hal's age will be equal to the sum of the present ages of Sarah and June. Find the age of each." How do I solve this?
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h+4 = j+s
h = s+4
s+4+4 = s+2 + s+4-4
s+8 = 2s +2
6 = s ; but lets dbl chk that lol
j = 8; s = 6; h = 10 to start with
in 4 years h = 14
14 = 8+6; got it :)
The question is basically saying:
June is 2 years younger than Hal==> J=H-2
Sara is 4 years younger than Hal==>S=H-4
In four years, Hal will be four years older==> H+4 which will be equal to the sum of Sara and June's current age
Solve for H,
You get, 10
Plug in 10 for H in June and Sara's equation from the first year