anonymous
  • anonymous
help please Currently, Sam's coach is three times older than Sam. When Sam started soccer 15 years ago, his coach was six times his age. How old is Sam now? 15 10 25 20
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hartnn
  • hartnn
Let Sam's age now be x Sam's coach is three times older than Sam, so, his coach's age now = 3x 15 years ago, Sam's age = x-15 his coach's age = 3x -15 , then his coach was six times his age, so 6(x-15) = 3x-15 can you solve this equation to get the value of x ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
@hartnn -10?
hartnn
  • hartnn
how can age be negative ? :P

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hartnn
  • hartnn
or did you mean age = 10 ?
hartnn
  • hartnn
anyways 10 is incorrect.
hartnn
  • hartnn
did you try solving this ? 6(x-15) = 3x-15

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