Posted by **Anonymous** on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 4:27pm.

In 5 years time I will be 3 times as old as my son. In 14 years time, the sum of our ages will be 62. Today the sum of our ages is

- Algebra 1 -
**Steve**, Monday, August 27, 2012 at 4:42pm
Me: m

Son: s

You can answer the question without knowing either age:

In 14 years, I will be m+14, and son will be s+14

m+14 + s+14 = 62

m+s = 34

However, I think they wanted you to solve two simultaneous equations:

m+5 = 3(s+5)

m+14 + s+14 = 62

m=28, s=6

check: 28+5 = 33 = 3(6+5)

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- MATH - 1. A father is three times as old as his son. Five years ago the sum of ...
- ALG 2! plz help urgent!! - 1.)Four times a certain number is the same as the ...
- albgrea - my sister is 10 years older than iam. the sum of our ages is 44. find ...
- albgrea - my sister is 14 years older than i am. the sum of our ages is 50. find...
- algebra - a boy is b years old and his father is 6 times as old as him. find the...
- math urgent :( - 1.)A number decreased by 32 is -58. Find the number. The number...
- math ALG 2! - 1.)A number decreased by 32 is -58. Find the number. The number is...
- math ALG 2! - 1.)A number decreased by 32 is -58. Find the number. The number is...
- Math alg2! - 1.)Mike is 5 years more than twice as old as Tom. The sum of their ...
- algebra - tom is 5 years older than 3 times time age. if the sum of their ages ...

More Related Questions