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Homework Help: DIFFICULT MATH

Posted by Vincent on Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 4:02pm.

Okay I've been working on this for 10 hours straight and cannot get it. This is a math problem from my teacher who just loves to add these frustrating math questions at the end of the worksheet. It says:

If you add the age of a man to the age of his wife you get a combined age of 91 years. He is now twice as old as she was when he was as old as she is now. How old are they?

I setup some algebra:
H = husband's age
W = wife's age

H + W = 91
H = 2(i dont know what to put here)

for the love of all gods mercy in the name of jesus and allah im on my knees will someone plz help me!


H + W = 91
The second depends on when it happened. Let a be years ago.
H=2(w -a) and finally,
H-a=w

Think on this. If you get stuck, repost.


you are the best thank you so much, it is clear now


Can someone tell me what their ages are?


that doesn't make sense


Phil is correct, that is not the right formula. The answer is he 52, she 39
when he was 39 she was 26. But I dont know how to get there using a formula.

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