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  • 5 years ago

"Rita's father is seven times as old as Rita is. One year ago, he was nine times as old as Rita was. Find Rita's present age." Anyone know how?

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  1. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    maybe; if im quick i can get it done b4 library closes :)

  2. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    f = 7r f-1 = 9r 7r -1 = 9r -1 = 2r r = -1/2....doesnt seem right lol

  3. amistre64
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    f = 7r f-1 = 9(r-1) might be more better

  4. amistre64
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    7r -1 = 9r -9 8 = 2r r = 4 f = 28 ; r = 4

  5. anonymous
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    Rita's father: x Rita: y i) 7y = x ii) 9*(y-1) = (x-1) i) 7y = x ii) 9y - x - 8 = 0 i -> ii) 9y - 7y - 8 = 0 y = 4 i) x = 7y x = 28

  6. amistre64
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    why add confusion by naming variables that have no relation to the elements that you are examining? never made sense to me... Rita = r ; Rita father = f gives you a visual on what you are equating.... That said; that variables dont care what they are called :) so x and y is just as valid....

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