A community for students. Sign up today!
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
 2 years ago
A movie star, unwilling to give his age, posed the following riddle to a gossip columnist: "Seven years ago, I was eleven times as old as my daughter. Now I am four times as old as she is. " How old is the movie star?
 2 years ago
A movie star, unwilling to give his age, posed the following riddle to a gossip columnist: "Seven years ago, I was eleven times as old as my daughter. Now I am four times as old as she is. " How old is the movie star?

This Question is Closed

sampatho2
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1If you take his present age as x and his daughters age as y x=4y (his present age is 4 times that of his daughters) and also x7=11*(y7) (from what he said about his age 7 years ago) solve these two equations you will get the answer

asapbleh
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok i will now try to solve

asapbleh
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I have solved the equation you have gave me. I got y(daughter) as 12 years old present time, x(movie star) as 48 years old present time, this does not seem to be the correct answer because I have looked in the book and it is different?

sampatho2
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the answer should be 40

asapbleh
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes, how did you get 40 as your answer?

sampatho2
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1just by solving the equation I gave

asapbleh
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0x=4y x7=11y(y7) 4y7=11y77 84=7y 12=y 48=x

sampatho2
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1it wont be 84 = 7y it would be 70=7y

asapbleh
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oyeah, lol how could of i got basic math wrong. thankyou for your help, it was very much appreciated. mind helping me with one more problem?

sampatho2
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you are welcome. Sorry I have to leave. Good luck with you question. Bye...
Ask your own question
Ask a QuestionFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.