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Having trouble setting these problems up :/
a) Mrs.Sheik was 24 years old when Ingrid was born. In three years, the sum of their ages will be 68. how old is each now?
b) Gunta's dad is 25 years older than Gunta. The sum of their ages will be 61. How old is Gunta?
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 one year ago
Having trouble setting these problems up :/ a) Mrs.Sheik was 24 years old when Ingrid was born. In three years, the sum of their ages will be 68. how old is each now? b) Gunta's dad is 25 years older than Gunta. The sum of their ages will be 61. How old is Gunta?
 one year ago
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ash2326Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
a) Let Sheik and Ingrid's age be x and y, When Ingrid was born Sheik was 24 so we get \[xy=24\] In three years the sum of their ages is 68, so \[(x+3)+(y+3)=68\] I think you can do now, @GOODMAN
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GOODMANBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Ohhhh..okayy!!! Thanks! The same applies to the other problem as well?
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ash2326Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
Yeah, Could you write the equation for second one?
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GOODMANBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Let Gunta=x and Dad=y Gunta's dad is 25 years older than Gunta, so, y=x+25 The sum of their ages is 61 x+y=61 I dont know if i did it right...
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ash2326Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
Correct:D Good work @GOODMAN
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GOODMANBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So exactly how would i find the ages..im still a little confused about all the variables.
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ash2326Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
In both the cases, x and y will give us the present ages
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GOODMANBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yea, somewhat! I got the idea, im just not fond of word problems, lol. Thanks for your help!
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