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# Chapter 7 Algebraic Equations and Simple Inequalities

Abel is three times as old as Ben. Three years ago, Abel was four times as old as Ben. Find the sum
of their ages in three years' time.
(A) 26
(B) 30
(C) 33
(D) 34
(E) 42
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Tom is 28 years older than his son, Josh, who will be x years old in y years' time. How old is Tom?
(A) x + y + 28
(B) x + y − 28
(C) x − y + 28
(D) y − x + 28
(E) x − y − 28
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x+6 =1+x .
4
2

Solve the equation
(A) −8

(C) 1 1

(B) −4

(D) 4

(E) 8

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(E) 8

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)

3

2x
3x
3
– 2 – 5 + = 4 is ________.
2
5
(B) 5 1
(C) 6
(D) 7

The solution of
(A) 4

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In a class, the average age of m boys is a years and n girls b years. The average age of the class is
________.
(A) a + b
(B) a + b
(C) ab
2
m+n
mn
ma + nb
(D) (a + b)(m + n)
(E) m + n
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3x + 2 y − 5z

If

y − 4z

x
=

3y

1

, find the value of x when y = 6 and z = − 2 .
2

Solve the equation

3
(8k − 6) = 4 (2k + 5)

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Dollah is three times as old as Kumar. In 12 years’ time the sum of their ages will be equal to 10
times Kumar’s present age. Find their present ages.
D=3k. D+12+K+12=10K. 3k+12+k+12=10k. K=4. D= 12
The sum of three numbers is 109. The second number is 4 times the first and the
third is 8 less than the second. Find the three numbers.
13,52,44

A restaurant owner bought some ducks which cost \$7.80 each. some chickens which cost \$3.80 each and some geese w cost \$12.20. If the restaurant owner paid a total of \$607. . The number of chickens bought is three times the number of ducks and the number of geese is half the number of ducks. find the number of geese bought.50 each.