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If Leah is six years older than Sue, and John is 5 years older than Leah, and the total of their ages is 41, then how is Sue?

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  1. Sue's age ---> x
    Leah's age --> x+6
    John's age --> x+6 + 5 = x+11

    x + x+6 + x+11 = 41

    solve for x to get Sue's age

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