Can someone help me create an equation for this word problem?

- Last year, Craig weighed 9 times the amount his baby daughter weighed. Since that time,Craig went on a diet and lost 18 pounds, while his daughter, now a toddler, gained 8 pounds.How much does Craig weigh now, if he is now only 6 times his daughter’s current weight?

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Re: Can someone help me create an equation for this word problem?

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**caitmckenzie** - Last year, Craig weighed 9 times the amount his baby daughter weighed. Since that time,Craig went on a diet and lost 18 pounds, while his daughter, now a toddler, gained 8 pounds.How much does Craig weigh now, if
**he is now only 6 times his daughter’s current weight**?

let w = weight of the daughter last year

craig's weight last year = 9w

craig's weight this year = 9w-18

daughter's weight this year = w+8

ok, you **set up the relationship** between craig's weight and his daughter's weight this year to finish it.