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Age Problems

Age Problems

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Published by: Shemeka Durant Burton on Nov 16, 2010
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Preparing to Solve Age Problems:

We will use the following to represent past and future age:

-- To represent a past age, subtact from the present age.

Years ago...
-- To represent a future age, add to the present age.

In how many years...

we will use the following table: Present age in years Future age or Past age Person { .To Solve Age Problems.

Future age (+) or Past age (-) Present age in years Pete 3x 3x + 18 Since it was 18 years from now. Find the present age of both Pete and Tyler. Facts: -.18 years from now -. Pete will be twice as old as Tyler will be then. Eighteen years from now. in the future x Tyler x + 18 .Pete is 3 times as old as tyler -.Example 1 Pete is 3 times as old as Tyler.Pete will be twice as old as Tyler will be then..

P = 2(T) 3x + 18 = 2(x + 18) 3x + 18 = 2x + 36 x + 18 = 36 x = 18 Future age (+) Present age or in years Past age (-) Pete 3x x 18 54 3x + 18 Tyler x + 18 .Pete will be twice as old as Tyler will be then.Let's look at our last fact. -..

Pete will be twice as old as Tyler will be then 72 = 2(36) Ans: Tyler's age is 18 and Pete is 54 years old.Pete is 3 times as old as Tyler 54 = 3(18) -.Check: -. .18 years from now 18 + 18 = 36 54 + 18 = 72 -.

Burton 20 20 . Burton years ago.x = 3(20 . in the past 30 Mrs. Burton is now 40 years old and Mrs. 40 ..x = 60 .x 40 Mr. Burton three times as old as Mrs. Burton. Check: 30 = 3(10) .Example 2 Mr. Mr Burton was 3 times as old as Mrs.x 10 was Mr.3x 2x = 20 x = 10 Ans: 10 years ago. How many years ago was Mr. = 3 time Mrs.. Burton is 20 years old. Burton Future age (+) was then?Present age or in years Past age (-) Since we want to know how many 40 .x) 40 .

Find their present ages. 304 1. Present age in years Future age (+) or Past age (-) 3x + 5 = 2(x + 5) J 3x 3x + 5 3x + 5 = 2x + 10 15 x=5 x S 5 x+5 Check: 15 = 3(5) Ans: John is 15 and Sam is 5.Pg. John is now 3 times as old as his brother Sam. . In 5 years. John will be twice as old as Sam will be then.

2. A man is now 6 times as old as his son. Present age in years Future age (+) or Past age (-) 6x M 24 6x + 6 = 3(x + 6) 6x + 6 30 6x + 6 = 3x + 18 S x 4 3x = 12 x+6 10 x=4 Check: 30 = 3(10) Answer: The father is now 24 and the son is 4. . the father will be 3 times as old as the son will be then. In 6 years. Find their present ages.

Justin will be twice as old as Arthur will be then. Present age in years Future age (+) or Past age (-) J 3x 30 3x + 10 40 3x + 10 = 2(x + 10) 3x +10 = 2x + 20 A x 10 x + 10 20 x = 10 Check: 40 = 2(20) Answer: Justin is 30 and Arthur is 10. . Find their present ages.3. Justin is now 3 time as old as Arthur. In 10 years.

the father will be twice as old as his son will be then. Present age in years Future age (+) or Past age (-) x + 32 = 2(x + 8) F x + 24 32 x + 32 48 x + 32 = 2x +16 16 = x S x 16 x+8 24 Check: 48 = 2(24) Answer: The father is 32 and the son is 16.5. . Find their present ages. A father is now 24 years older than his son. In 8 years.

.7.18 x J x-6 12 6 12 = x Check: 18 = 3(6) Ans: Marion is 24 and Judy is 12. Present age in years Future age (+) or Past age (-) M 2x 2x-6 24 18 2x .6 = 3x . Marion was three times as old as Judy was then. Marion is twice as old as Judy. Find the age of each girl now.6) 2x . Six years ago.6 = 3(x .

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