# Same Same

Jack and Savannah are both the same age.

Jack multiplied his age by four, subtracted five then multiplied the answer by four.

Savannah multiplied her age by fifteen then added four

Jack and Savannah arrived at the same answer.

How old are Jack and Savannah?

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Topics: Starter | Algebra | Simultaneous Equations

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