Same Same

Benjamin and Victoria

Benjamin and Victoria are both the same age.

Benjamin multiplied his age by three, subtracted two then multiplied the answer by three.

Victoria multiplied her age by eight then added three

Benjamin and Victoria arrived at the same answer as each other.

How old are Benjamin and Victoria?

A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day


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