Posted by **Karen** on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 10:49am.

If the oldest individual in an office is 57 and the range of employee ages is 29, what is the age of the youngest person in the office?

Can someone help me get this started?

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**MathMate**, Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 10:51am
The range is the difference of the extreme values.

In the particular example, the range is the difference between the oldest and the youngest persons.

Can you work with that?

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**Karen**, Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 11:17am
57-x=29

x=57-29

x=29+-57

x=28

Did I do that right?

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 11:20am
Yes. The youngest person is 28.

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**Karen**, Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 11:21am
Thank you!

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**Anonymous**, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 9:55pm
57=29^x...solve for x

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