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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
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Let's say that mom is \(m\) years old, then Minya will be \(m  30\).
We know:\[ m + (m  30) = 58 \]Solve for \(m  30\).

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I thought that to, but online it says minya is 14 but it doesnt explain how.

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I'd explain that.

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can you first solve the equation?

molicell
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Okay if it is m30 = 58 then you would do the inverse of it which would be 58  30 = 28.

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?

molicell
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this is an equation.

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\[ m  30 = 58\]\[ m = 58 + 30\]

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58  30 = 28

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oh sorry 58 + 30 =88

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Yeah

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\[2m = 88 \implies m = 44 \implies m  30 = 14 \]