Let "t" represent Tim's age, and "m" represent his mother's age.
Since Tim's mother is three times older than Tim, that means m = 3t.
In 14 years, she'll be 2 times older than him. So m + 14 = 2(t + 14).
Can you go from here?
This is the task:
Tim's mother is three times older than Tim. In 14 years, she'll be 2 times older than him. How old are they now?
This text needs to be converted into a linear equoation with one variable and I am supposed to calculate how old is Tim and how old is Tim's mother. I can't seem to get it right. I've tried many different combinations, but I can't.
Please help me, cause I need the answer and I need to know how to solve these types of problems.
Thanks in advance.
Not quite. I am only allowed to use X as a variable. There is a final result which says that Tim is 14 and his mother is 42. I can't get that result. I tried doing 3X = 2 (x+14), but the result was 28. I tried with (x + 3x) + 14 = 2 (x + 14) + (x + 14) with X representing Tim's age and I got the right result, but I'm not sure if I did it right, or if it was just a coincidence. Did I get it right?