Posted by Becky1 on Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 9:48pm.
Please help me solve this word problem.
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?

math  Ms. Sue, Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 9:58pm
Let s equal Sue's age.
s + s + 6 + s + 11 = 41
3s + 17 = 41
3s = 24
s = ?

math  Becky1, Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 10:13pm
How did you get 11?

math  Ms. Sue, Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 10:15pm
John is 11 years older than Sue.

math  Ms. Sue, Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 10:41pm
I 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.
Answer This Question
Related Questions
 math  If Leah is 6 years older than Sue, and John is 5 years older than Leah, ...
 math  3. If Leah is 6 years older than Sue and John is 5 years older than Leah...
 Math  If Leah is 6 yr.s older than sister, Sue, & John is 5 yrs. older than ...
 math word probelm  If Leah is six years older than Sue, and John is 5 years ...
 Math  If Ann is 6 years older than her sister, Sue, and John is 5 years older ...
 algebra  Althea is 5 years older than Leah, and Leah is 4 years older than ...
 math  Sue is two years older than Chris. Jim is 4 years older than Sue. Their ...
 math  Tanya is 12 years older than leah. Three years ago, Tanya was five times ...
 Math...  Jennifer is 6 years older than Sue. In 4 years, she will be twice as ...
 math  Shane is 34 years younger than Leah. 8 years ago, Leah's age was 2 times ...
More Related Questions