1. ## problem solving

Jack is twice as old as tom now. last year jack was 15 years older than tom.
What is jack's present age?

In a bag, there are toonies and quarters only. if there are six more toonies than quaters and the total amount of money is $39, how many toonies are there in the bag? Help, please. 2. Originally Posted by buck Jack is twice as old as tom now. last year jack was 15 years older than tom. What is jack's present age? In a bag, there are toonies and quarters only. if there are six more toonies than quaters and the total amount of money is$39, how many toonies are there in the bag?

If tom is x years old, then Jack is 2x years old.

That means, last year Jack was 2x-1 years old, and so Tom was (x-1) years old

then according to the question last year jack was 15 years older than tom was:

$2x-1 = (x-1) + 15 \implies x = 15$

so tom is 15 and jack is 30

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(2) I had to google up to find that toonie means a $2 coin let there be x toonies and y quarters.. so let us write this equation in the form of cents: $200 x + 25 y = 3900$..........(I) x number of 200 cent coins(toonies) and y number of 25 cent coins (quarters) makes 3900 cents($39)

you are also given that there are 6 more toonies than quarters.. that is,

x = y+6 .... substitute x = y+6 in equation (I) you have:

$200(y+6) + 25y = 3900$

find y and then x(the number of toonies)!!