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Fred is 10 yrs older than Ted. In 3 yrs time Fred will be 3 times as old as Ted.
Let Fred be x yrs old now.
Write an equation to represent this situation. Solve equation and state how old each person is now.

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  1. F = T + 10

    F + 3 = 3(T+3)

    T + 10 + 3 = 3 T + 9

    2 T = 4

    T = 2
    F = 12

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