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#26 2022-08-29 20:53:24

phrontister
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Re: Non - Routine Algebra

Yes, that would do it.

That also works in the event of there being joint winners, who would then be named as such.

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#27 2022-08-29 21:39:14

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Re: Non - Routine Algebra

Ok, done. Thanks, phrontister.

Here’s the next one.

Question 6

The combined age of a man and his wife is six times the combined ages of their children.

Two years ago their united ages were ten times the combined ages of their children.

Six years hence their united ages will be three times the combined ages of the children.

How many children do they have?

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#28 2022-08-30 03:43:16

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Re: Non - Routine Algebra

Hi CurlyBracket;

Question 6: How many children do they have?

They have 3 children.

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#29 2022-08-30 21:06:05

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Re: Non - Routine Algebra

Correct answer! And great explanation too.

Easy one now :

Question 7

There are 3 numbers.

The second is greater than the first by the amount the third is greater than the second.

The product of the two smaller numbers is 85.

The product of the two larger numbers is 115.

If the numbers are x, y, z with x<y<z then the value of (2x + y+ 8z) is?

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#30 2022-08-31 00:26:41

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Re: Non - Routine Algebra

Bob

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