Age word problem: Ann is 5 yrs older than Mary.  TOPIC_SOLVED

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Age word problem: Ann is 5 yrs older than Mary.

Postby Shannon on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:24 pm

Hello

I have a question, Ann is 5 years older than Mary.If the sum of their ages is 51, find the age of each.
I am unsure on how to put it into an equation.

Thanks
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Re: Age word problem: Ann is 5 yrs older than Mary.  TOPIC_SOLVED

Postby buddy on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:54 pm

Shannon wrote:Ann is 5 years older than Mary.If the sum of their ages is 51, find the age of each.

I am unsure on how to put it into an equation.

you can see how to do this here. i'd start with "mary: m, ann: m+5".
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