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  • 3 years ago

William is 12 years older than Ben. Nineteen years ago, William was 3 times as old as Ben.How old is Ben now?

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  1. micahwood50
    • 3 years ago
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    Set up equations.\[W = B+12\]\[W-19 = 3B - 19\]Now solve for B.

  2. sws._.
    • 3 years ago
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    so my equation would be B+12-19=3B-19?

  3. micahwood50
    • 3 years ago
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    Correct. I'm not sure if I am right, though. According to equations, Ben doesn't exist 19 years ago...

  4. micahwood50
    • 3 years ago
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    Bump your question to get more helps.

  5. sws._.
    • 3 years ago
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    oh okay thanks :]

  6. Fellowroot
    • 3 years ago
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    you need to bump harder

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