MATH SOLVE

9 months ago

Q:
# Use the three steps to solve the problem. Joe is 10 years older than James. In 8 years, twice Joe's age will equal three times James's age. How old is each now? {James is 78 a0yrs., Joe is 88 a1yrs.}

Accepted Solution

A:

x+8: James' age in 8 years

x+10+8: Joe's age in 8 years

2(x+10+8)=3(x+8)

2x+36=3x+24

x=12

James=12 years old

Joe=22 years old

x+10+8: Joe's age in 8 years

2(x+10+8)=3(x+8)

2x+36=3x+24

x=12

James=12 years old

Joe=22 years old