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jungbunny
 2 years ago
Tom is 4 years older than Jerry. Nine years ago, Tom was 5 times as old as Jerry was then. How old is each now?
jungbunny
 2 years ago
Tom is 4 years older than Jerry. Nine years ago, Tom was 5 times as old as Jerry was then. How old is each now?

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Callisto
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Let x be the age of Tom now. ''Tom is 4 years older than Jerry.'', what is the age of Jerry now? @jungbunny

jungbunny
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wait but how do you set up the equation?

Callisto
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Just do it step by step. Can you tell me if Tom is x years old now, how old is Jerry?

meera_yadav
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2hi, can you take jerry's present age be x then tom is four years older that implies tom's age is (x+4) after that talk about nine years before age of both of them.. are you following..?

meera_yadav
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2nine yearss before, jerry should be of age nine less than his present age , which implies jerry is (x9) years old then..

meera_yadav
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2let's talk about tom, his age must also be 9 less than his present age.. all followed ..?

meera_yadav
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2now, they have in question given a relation relating tom's and jerry's age nine years before... saying that "Tom was 5 times as old as Jerry was then"

meera_yadav
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2so you simply write it in equation form !!

meera_yadav
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2okay, tom's age nine years before = (x+4)9 do you agree..?

meera_yadav
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2here's the equation ! tom's age nine year before = five times( jerry's age nine years before) this means (x+4)9 = x_9 solve this...

meera_yadav
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2sorry that's minus and not underscore in above equation !

meera_yadav
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2hopefully you understood !!

jungbunny
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you have to use distributive proberty right?

meera_yadav
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2for what ? you know how to solve lenear equations , right ?

jungbunny
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0not really...i don't remeber how to.

meera_yadav
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2i'm sorry the equatin is (x+4)9= 5(x9) i missed a nine ! and yes darling your right use distributive property !
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