# 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

• Algebra (Age Problem) -

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• Algebra (Age Problem) -

Maria is 17 years old.
The sum of the ages of Maria and Pearl is 72.
How old is Pearl?

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55

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which of the following represents " the sum of the ages of Harry and Henry, who is three years younger, is thirty-five"?

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