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Posted by **jason** on Monday, December 15, 2008 at 1:12am.

use an alegbraic equation to solve this problem. explain your answer.

i cant solve for the equation to know how long he lived. when i set them up i get a different country each time. please help!!!grade depends on it!!!

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**gucwin**, Monday, December 15, 2008 at 4:06amx-lifespan

1/3*x+1/6*x+12+y+1/6*x=x

since y is "half the remainder of his time", it means it's equal 1/6*x

solving the equation:

x=72

USA - 24 years

India - 12 years

Egypt - 12 years

So the answer is EGYPT.

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