PROBLEM SOLVING USING SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS
Roger is 13 years younger than his sister Jackie. Together the sum of their ages of 91. How old is both Roger and Jackie?
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let x = jackie's age
x-13 = roger's age
x + (x-13) = 91
2x - 13 = 91
2x = 106
x = 53
x - 13 = 40
so Jackie is 53 years old and Roger is 40 years old.
sorry that was 2x = 104
x = 52
x-13 = 39
Jackie = 52 yrs old
Roger = 39 yrs old
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well y is just a variable. You can also use y. For example
y = Jackie's age
y-13 = Roger's age
then you repeat the whole process.
what i ment was you dont need both y and x in the equation?
y = roger
x = jackie?
oh. i see your point. okay, i'll do it your way.
x = Jackie
y = Roger
y = x - 13
x+ y = 91
using systems of linear eqautions,
-x + y = -13
x+y = 91
add the two equations...
2y = 78
y = 39
39 = x - 13
x = 29 + 13
x = 52
was that what you meant?