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Posted by **Becky1** on Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 9:48pm.

If Leah is 6 years older than her sister, sue, and John is 5 years older than Leah, and the total of their ages is 41. Then how old is Sue?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 9:58pmLet s equal Sue's age.

s + s + 6 + s + 11 = 41

3s + 17 = 41

3s = 24

s = ?

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**Becky1**, Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 10:13pmHow did you get 11?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 10:15pmJohn is 11 years older than Sue.

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**Becky1**, Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 10:37pmwhat eqaution did you use to find out that john is 11 years older thsn Sue?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 10:41pmI didn't use an equation. I read the problem and used common sense and basic arithmetic.

Leah is 6 years older than Sue.

John is 5 years older than Leah.

Therefore John is 11 years older than Sue.

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