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  • one year ago

64 is 4 times the difference between Sarah's age, a, and 44. Assume Sarah is older than 44. Write an equation to determine Sarah's age (a).

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  1. anonymous
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    Can you work backwards?

  2. anonymous
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    huh?

  3. anonymous
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    i mean if 64 is 4 times the difference then your first(not final) equation would be y times 4 = 64

  4. anonymous
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    if you have to multiply something by 4 to get 64, just divide 64 by 4 to get that mysterious number

  5. anonymous
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    16

  6. anonymous
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    yep so "4 times the difference between sarahs age and 44"

  7. anonymous
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    " the difference" would be 16, which you just told me

  8. anonymous
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    so 16 is the difference between sarahs age and 44

  9. anonymous
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    so we write a-44=16

  10. anonymous
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    thats your equation. now can you tell me what, a, sarahs age is?

  11. anonymous
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    you there?

  12. anonymous
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    sorry

  13. anonymous
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    yeah im here

  14. anonymous
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    no problem

  15. anonymous
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    just helping my sister with something.

  16. anonymous
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    a=60

  17. anonymous
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    yup so sarahs a 60 year old good job peace

  18. anonymous
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    thanks!

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