Mrs. Schmidt is 5 times as old as Cindy. If Mrs. Schmidt is 35, how old is Cindy?

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- Apr 30th 2010, 09:08 AMshelbylynnSimple word problem
Mrs. Schmidt is 5 times as old as Cindy. If Mrs. Schmidt is 35, how old is Cindy?

- Apr 30th 2010, 09:10 AMshenanigans87
You really should start trying to think of these formulas on your own, it will help you in the long run.

Let Cindy's age be $\displaystyle x$. Then

Cindy's Age x 5 = Mr. Schmidt's Age

So

$\displaystyle 5x=35$

$\displaystyle x=\frac{35}{5}$

$\displaystyle x=7$

Cindy is 7 years old.