Posted by Heleny on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9:00am.
A man is currently 4 times as old as his son. In 4 yrs from now hell be 3 times as old as his son will be then. How old is his son now??

Math  Dr. Jane, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9:08am
Can you get this started based on the help you got a little while ago?
Let m = man
Let s = son
Currently: give me the equation
four years from now: give me the equation.

Math  Heleny, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9:10am
Okay : Currently man is : 4s
Son : s
4 yrs froom now:
Man
3(s3)
Son: s3

Math  Dr. Jane, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9:22am
You are correct with the m = 4s
for years from now the man will be m+4
and the son will be s +4
Now, what is their age relationship.
The man will be 3 times older than his son.
m + 4 = 3(s+4)
use that equation and m = 4s
to find their ages.
You have to read carefully and look for key words. For example, 3 times means to multiply by 3.
Four years from now means you have to add 4 years to their age.
If it said 4 years ago then you would subtract.

Math  Heleny, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9:26am
Thanks alot :) that helpe me alot

Math  alj, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 11:10am
father=32
son=8
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