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a woman age and her son added to 45, 5 years ago the woman was 6 times as old as her son. how old was the woman when the son was born.

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    follow the same steps as I just showed you in the previous post.
    Let me know what you got.

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    w+s = 45
    (w-5) = 6(s-5)

    w - 5 = 6 s - 30
    or
    w - 6s = -25
    w + 1s = 45
    ------------
    -7 s = - 70
    s = 10
    then
    w = 35
    difference w-s = 25 years older

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