# algebra

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Althea is 5 years older than Leah, and Leah is 4 years older than Jessica. The sum of thier ages is 34. How old is Althea?

• algebra -

L + 5 = A

L - 4 = J

L + (L + 5) + (L - 4) = 34

Solve for L and then the other ages.

• algebra -

althea=16

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