anonymous
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The Sumner family has 5 children. Patty is 7 years younger than her older brother, Adam. Tracy and Adam are twins. Janelle is half as old as Patty. Brian, who is 13, is 6 years older than Janelle. How old is Adam?
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schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
If Brian is 6 years older than Janelle, that means Janelle is 6 years younger. So to find Janelle's age, just subtract 6 from Brian's age, which is 13.
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  • anonymous
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We'll leave that till the end. Can you figure out what Janelle's age is?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
7
anonymous
  • anonymous
Right. And if janelle is half the age of Patty, that means Patty is twice as old. So can you figure out Patty's age?
anonymous
  • anonymous
14
anonymous
  • anonymous
Right. And if Patty is 7 years younger than Adam, Adam is 7 years older. So can you figure out Adam's age then?
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