I have been working on this problem for some 45 minutes and cannot come up with the answer Please help me?

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- Jan 5th 2013, 05:38 AMadamkAlgebra word problem (equation)
I have been working on this problem for some 45 minutes and cannot come up with the answer Please help me?

Attachment 26478 - Jan 5th 2013, 06:44 AMveileenRe: Algebra word problem (equation)
We need to find Darlene's age, let it be x. Also, let her sister age be y.

Okay, now using x and y notations we write what we know:

(Darlene is 3 years younger than her sister)

(the product of their ages is 238)

The answer is B.