Posted by Nikko on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 8:34am.
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, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:08am
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

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