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    Orlando's Current Age

    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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    Re: Orlando's Current Age

    Solve for x, then check yourself.
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    Re: Orlando's Current Age

    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.
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