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Minya is 30 years younger than her mom, and the sum of their ages is 58. How old is Minya?
 2 years ago
Minya is 30 years younger than her mom, and the sum of their ages is 58. How old is Minya?

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ParthKohli
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Let's say that mom is \(m\) years old, then Minya will be \(m  30\). We know:\[ m + (m  30) = 58 \]Solve for \(m  30\).

molicell
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I thought that to, but online it says minya is 14 but it doesnt explain how.

ParthKohli
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2can you first solve the equation?

molicell
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay if it is m30 = 58 then you would do the inverse of it which would be 58  30 = 28.

ParthKohli
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2\[ m  30 = 58\]\[ m = 58 + 30\]

ParthKohli
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2\[2m = 88 \implies m = 44 \implies m  30 = 14 \]
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