Math
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Sheila's age is two years more than twice Nicole's age. The sum of their ages is the same as Steven's age. If Steven's age is ten years less than five times Nicole's age, ,find the age of each.
Write a verbal model!

Sheila's age is two years more than twice Nicole's age. The sum of their ages is the same as Steven's age. If Steven's age is ten years less than five times Nicole's age, ,find the age of each.
Write a verbal model! 
Sh = 2Ni + 2
St = 5Ni 10
Sh + Ni = St
(2Ni + 2) + Ni = 5Ni  10
Solve for Ni.
Read the above data out loud to get the verbal model. 
It could be any numbers

S=2x+2
N=x
St=(2x+2)+x
(2x+2)+x=5x10
3x5x=102
2x=12
X=6
Then substitute to S and St to get their age 
6 yr