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anonymous
 4 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?
anonymous
 4 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
 4 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

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

Callisto
 4 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?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hi, 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..?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0nine yearss before, jerry should be of age nine less than his present age , which implies jerry is (x9) years old then..

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0let's talk about tom, his age must also be 9 less than his present age.. all followed ..?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0now, 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"

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so you simply write it in equation form !!

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay, tom's age nine years before = (x+4)9 do you agree..?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0here'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...

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sorry that's minus and not underscore in above equation !

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hopefully you understood !!

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

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0for what ? you know how to solve lenear equations , right ?

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

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i'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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