Joshua and Madison are both the same age.
Joshua multiplied his age by two, subtracted two then multiplied the answer by five.
Madison multiplied her age by nine then added four
Joshua and Madison arrived at the same answer as each other.
How old are Joshua and Madison?
Topics: Starter  Algebra  Simultaneous Equations
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Let Joshua and Madison be x years old.
5(2x  2) = 9x + 4
10x  10 = 9x + 4
x = 14
Joshua and Madison are both fourteen years old.
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