Posted by Lisa on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9:15pm.
Ricky wrote the following to show that his sister's age is 6 yrs. less than 3 times his age. Explain what he did wrong.
Give the correct expression Let a stand for my age My sister's age a/36

Math  Reiny, Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 12:01am
ricky's age
sister's age:
6 less than 3 times rick's age > 3a  6
I would never ask for an "explanation" of somebody's illogical thinking 
Math  Anonymous, Monday, March 21, 2016 at 5:42pm
Richard is 6 years older than Lisa, and in 5 years the sum of their ages will be twice as much as the sum of their ages 4 years ago. Find their present ages.