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William is 12 years older than Ben. Nineteen years ago, William was 3 times as old as Ben.How old is Ben now?
 2 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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micahwood50
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Set up equations.\[W = B+12\]\[W19 = 3B  19\]Now solve for B.

sws._.
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so my equation would be B+1219=3B19?

micahwood50
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Correct. I'm not sure if I am right, though. According to equations, Ben doesn't exist 19 years ago...

micahwood50
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Bump your question to get more helps.

Fellowroot
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you need to bump harder
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