# Same Same

Ethan and Alexis are both the same age.

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

Alexis multiplied her age by nine then added five

Ethan and Alexis arrived at the same answer.

How old are Ethan and Alexis?

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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