Posted by **emma** on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 7:02pm.

a woman age and her son added to 45, 5 years ago the woman was 6 times as old as her son. how old was the woman when the son was born.

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**Reiny**, Monday, November 21, 2011 at 7:05pm
follow the same steps as I just showed you in the previous post.

Let me know what you got.

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**Damon**, Monday, November 21, 2011 at 7:06pm
w+s = 45

(w-5) = 6(s-5)

w - 5 = 6 s - 30

or

w - 6s = -25

w + 1s = 45

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-7 s = - 70

s = 10

then

w = 35

difference w-s = 25 years older

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