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Joshua and Madison

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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    Answer

    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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