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09232012  #1 
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Word Problem, Lvl 5, Q#2
Julio is 36 years old, and James is 11 years old. In how many years will Julio's age be twice James's age?
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09242012  #2  
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36 + x = 2(11 + x) 36 + x = 22 + 2x 36 + x  x = 22 + 2x  x 36 = 22 + x 36  22 = 22  22 + x 14 = x So in 14 years Julio will be 50 and James will be 25. 

09252012  #3 
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Thanks, MAS1. I always prefer an elegant algebraic solution.
In the book, this is a 5th grade problem. Can anyone find a way to solve it without algebra?
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05292015  #4 
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Dear Mr.Hui this question is for you. Although this question is a problem it is not a maths problem. The question is , what age is the game Maths Payne suitable for?

05292015  #5 
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go to Mr. Hui's profile page and then go to contacts and send him a private message asking your questions

06172015  #6 
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that's how you do that
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11012012  #7 
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36 11 i know its a lot of work but still works
37 12 38 13 39 14 40 15 41 16 42 17 43 18 44 19 45 20 46 21 47 22 48 23 49 24 50 25
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01262013  #8 
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36 11
37 12 38 13 39 14 40 15 41 16 42 17 43 18 44 19 45 20 46 21 47 22 48 23 49 24 50 25 Last edited by imad 150; 04252013 at 11:00 PM.. 
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*confused face*
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04082013  #10 
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Best answer without using formulas:
We start at 11  36 36/2=18 so, 18  36+7 = 18  43 43/2=22.5 so, 23  43+5 = 23  48 48/2=24 so, 24  49 49/2= 24.5 so, 25  50 Done. In 14 years.
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