Hi all;

don't know how to tackle this type of problem.

Carla is 4 times older than her daugther in 30 years she will be half her age how old are they now?

Thanks.

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- October 12th 2010, 01:12 AManthonyeword problem
Hi all;

don't know how to tackle this type of problem.

Carla is 4 times older than her daugther in 30 years she will be half her age how old are they now?

Thanks. - October 12th 2010, 01:17 AMmr fantastic
Daughter's present age = x. Daughter's age in 30 years time = x + 30.

Carla's present age is y. Carla's age in 30 years time is y + 30.

Use the above to form equations from the statements below:

"Carla is 4 times older than her daugther":

"in 30 years she [the daughter] will be half her [Carla] age":

Solve the equations for x and y. - October 12th 2010, 01:38 AManthonye
Just don't see it.

- October 12th 2010, 01:47 AMmr fantastic
- October 12th 2010, 01:53 AMHallsofIvy
What about the equation corresponding to

Suppose the daughter's age were 5. How old would Carla be?

Suppose the daughter's age were 10. How old would Carla be?

What did you do? Do the same thing with the x and y mr fantastic used. - October 12th 2010, 01:54 AManthonye
Yes been looking at this for a bit just can't see word problem solutions don't know why got to go to work now any help is appreciated

thanks again. - October 14th 2010, 03:01 AManthonye
Can someone tell me if carla = 30 and her daughter = 7.5.

Thanks - October 14th 2010, 03:43 AMmr fantastic
- October 14th 2010, 12:42 PManthonye
Hi are the answers daughter=15 and carla =60.

I sure it must be. - October 14th 2010, 02:58 PMmr fantastic