Posted by **myra** on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 6:57pm.

Melissa is 31 years younger than her dad. The sum of their ages is 61. How old is Melissa? How old is her dad?

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 6:59pm
x + 31 = 62

x = 62-31

x = ?

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 7:47pm
Oops! I goofed.

Reiny pointed out the correct solution to me.

let Melissa's age be x

Dad's age is x+31

x+ x+31 = 61

2x = 30

x = 15

so Melissa is 15, her dad is 46

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