algebra
posted by Tiana on .
Althea is 5 years older than Leah, and Leah is 4 years older than Jessica. The sum of thier ages is 34. How old is Althea?

L + 5 = A
L  4 = J
L + (L + 5) + (L  4) = 34
Solve for L and then the other ages. 
althea=16