Ten years from now, Orlando will be three times older than he is today. What is his current age? Solution: Let x = Orlando's current age Let x + 10 = Orlando's age 10 years from now My Equation: x + 10 = 3x Correct?
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Solve for x, then check yourself.
x + 10 = 3x x - 3x = -10 -2x = -10 x = -10/-2 x = 5 Check: x + 10 = 3x 5 + 10 = 3(5) 15 = 15 It checks to be true. Orlando is 5 years old.