anonymous
  • anonymous
Juwan is 7 years older than Molly. In 5 years the sum of their ages will be 53. How old is Juwan now?
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  • schrodinger
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PhantomCrow
  • PhantomCrow
Do you have an idea of what type of problem this may be?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I believe it is an application problem using algebra
PhantomCrow
  • PhantomCrow
Yes! Do you know what specific concept of algebra?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Well here's the information I got with it; Solve application problems involving consecutive integers, geometry, percents, and uniform motion with one unknown.
PhantomCrow
  • PhantomCrow
The way I solved it is by setting up a system of equations.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Okay so how would I do that?
PhantomCrow
  • PhantomCrow
\[J=M+7, (J+5)+(M+5)=53\]
PhantomCrow
  • PhantomCrow
Because Juwan is seven years older that Monica, hence J=M+7 and the sum of their ages will be 53 in 5 years (5 plus their current age). Now, you may use the substitution method to solve for their age.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Okay what is the substitution method?
anonymous
  • anonymous
j+5+m+5=53 if j=m+7 then the substitution method is to put m+7 in j's place so m+7+5+m+5=53 2m+17=53 -17 -17 2m=36 m=18 right now m=18 and j=25
anonymous
  • anonymous
Juwan is 25 years old.
anonymous
  • anonymous
The substitution method basically means that if two things are equal, you can swap them. For example, if the equation is b=a+2 and you knew that b=3, you could change the problem to 3=a+2 in order to solve for a=1. Does that make sense?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I get it now, thank you so much

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