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anonymous
 one year ago
Maggie's brother is three years younger than twice her age. The sum of their ages is 24. How old is maggie
anonymous
 one year ago
Maggie's brother is three years younger than twice her age. The sum of their ages is 24. How old is maggie

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Ashes.boom
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0maggies brother = b maggie = m b = 3  2m

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How would I solve it

Ashes.boom
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then it says their sum is equal to 24 so you got b+m = 24

Ashes.boom
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then you can substitute the b for (32m) and you got m + (32m) = 24 and you can solve for m

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Then would u combined like turms or distribute

Ashes.boom
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i think you distribute

Zenshiru
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Essentially, what @Ashes.boom said is correct, but I'll just word it a different way. Let's put it like this. M = the age of Maggie. B = the age of her brother. Maggie's brother is 3 years younger than twice her age, so we'll get this formula: b = 2m  3 Now, it's said the sum of their ages is 24, so you now have: m + b = 24 From here, you'll replace b with (2m  3), and get this: m + (2m  3) = 24 Now you can combine 2m and m, which gives you 3m. So you're now left with: 3m  3 = 24 Now, do a reverse operation and add the three to both sides, and it'll cancel on the left side, so you now have: 3m = 27 Now just divide by 3, and that'll tell you Maggie's age.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Solve the following for b and m, Maggie's brother's age and Maggie's age. \[\{b=2 m3,b+m=24\} \]
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