Age Problems

# Age Problems - t – 3 Four times Tom's age three years ago...

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Age Problems Here are some examples for calculating age in word problems.   Example 1 Phil is Tom's father. Phil is 35 years old. Three years ago, Phil was four times as old as his son was  then. How old is Tom now? First, circle what it is you must ultimately find—  how old is Tom now?  Therefore, let  t  be Tom's age  now. Then three years ago, Tom's age would be
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Unformatted text preview: t – 3. Four times Tom's age three years ago would be 4( t – 3). Phil's age three years ago would be 35 – 3 = 32. A simple chart may also be helpful. now 3 years ago Phil 35 32 Tom t t – 3 Now, use the problem to set up an equation. Therefore, Tom is now 11....
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## This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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