# word problem

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

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

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

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3. Thanks I am grateful

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4. the woman was 25 years when son was born

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