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    ybingham Posts: 4, Reputation: 1
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    Oct 9, 2007, 12:18 PM
    algebra word
    Bjørn is 3 years older than Icar was 5 years ago. If the sum of their ages now is 66, how is each person?
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    sGt HarDKorE Posts: 656, Reputation: 98
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    Oct 9, 2007, 12:30 PM
    You use process of substitution so you need two equations:


    2.) Bjorn(x)=(y-5)+3 (Icar represents y, and Bjørn represents x if you didn't catch that.)

    Plug (y-5)+3 in for X:

    Plug 34 for in for Y to get X:

    Icar is 34
    Bjørn is 32

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