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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?

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  1. sampatho2
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    If 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 x-7=11*(y-7) (from what he said about his age 7 years ago) solve these two equations you will get the answer

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    ok i will now try to solve

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  3. asapbleh
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    I 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?

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    the answer should be 40

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  5. asapbleh
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    yes, how did you get 40 as your answer?

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  6. sampatho2
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    just by solving the equation I gave

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  7. asapbleh
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    x=4y x-7=11y(y-7) 4y-7=11y-77 84=7y 12=y 48=x

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  8. sampatho2
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    it wont be 84 = 7y it would be 70=7y

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  9. asapbleh
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    oyeah, 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?

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  10. sampatho2
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    you are welcome. Sorry I have to leave. Good luck with you question. Bye...

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  11. asapbleh
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    thankyou anyway

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