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Algebra (Age Problem)

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Five years ago Rico's age was half of the age he will be in eight years. How old is he now?

  • Algebra (Age Problem) - ,

    present age --- x
    age five years ago --- x-5
    age five years from now -- x+8


    "Five years ago Rico's age was half of the age he will be in eight years"

    x-5 = (1/2)(x+8
    times 2
    2x - 10 = x + 8
    x = 18

    Rico is now 18 yrs old

    check:
    5 years ago: 13
    8 years from now: 26
    is 13 equal to 1/2 of 26 ? , YES

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    The sum of the ages of Maria and Pearl is 72.
    How old is Pearl?

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