anonymous
  • anonymous
AGE PROBLEM! PLEASE HELP! Jam is 2 years younger than Sam. 4 years ago, 1/4 the age of Sam was a third of Jam's age. How old is each boy now? So I have working equations but the answer is fraction so I need help :) Let x be the age of Jam Let y be the age of Sam x+2=y y-12x=-44
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schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
i am not sure
anonymous
  • anonymous
The 2nd equation should look like this: \[\frac{ y-4 }{ 4 }=\frac{ x-4 }{ 3 }\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
You need to consider, that it is 4 years ago that that counted. Therefore you need to minus y and x with 4.

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alekos
  • alekos
I don't get a fractional answer
alekos
  • alekos
what answer are you given yoyu?
alekos
  • alekos
Just use your 1st equation to solve the 2nd equation given by Tommy and you'll have the answer
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh okay thanks. i'll try again :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
so the age of jam is 10 and the age of sam is 12? am i right?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
thanks!

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