# algebra

Annie is two years more than three times as old as her son, Jared. If the difference between their ages is 26, how old are Annie and Jared?

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1. A = 3J + 2

A - J = 26

Substitute 3J+2 for A in the second equation and solve for J. Then put J value in the first equation to solve for A. Check by putting both values into the second equation.

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2. annie=26
jared=10

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3. Annie=26
Jared=10

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