Posted by **Ruquaya ** on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 3:19am.

A father's age is 3 times his son's age. Sum of their ages is 44 years. Find their ages.

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**vanessa**, Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 3:36am
let x be the father's age and y be the son's age..

x= 3times the age of son

x=3y

father's age{x) + son's age (y) = 44

now we have these

x=3y

x+y =44

substitute x with 3y for the 2nd equation

so we now we have 3y+y=44

u can solve this from here.

after getting the y(the son's age) you can find the dad's (x) age by myltiply the son's age by 3 ..GOODLUCK :)

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**Reiny**, Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 9:42am
Why not just stick with one variable.

son's age --- x

father's age -- 3x , it said so

x+3x = 44

x = 11 --son

3x = 33 -- father

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