Posted by Nikko on .
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) 
Reiny,
present age  x
age five years ago  x5
age five years from now  x+8
"Five years ago Rico's age was half of the age he will be in eight years"
x5 = (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 
Algebra (Age Problem) 
Anonymous,
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Algebra (Age Problem) 
Anonymous,
Maria is 17 years old.
The sum of the ages of Maria and Pearl is 72.
How old is Pearl? 
ACCOUNTANT 
Ifeoma,
55

Algebra (Age Problem) 
Anonymous,
which of the following represents " the sum of the ages of Harry and Henry, who is three years younger, is thirtyfive"?