# Maths

• Sep 30th 2012, 05:48 AM
Spixol123
Maths
Hi i am having troubles with working with fractions.

Bob had his fourth birthday last week. He is one third Maria's age. Sophia is half Maria's age and three times as old as Toby. What is the difference in age between Toby and Maria?
A) 8 yrs (B) 12 yrs (C) 10 yrs (D) 6 yrs
• Sep 30th 2012, 08:03 AM
Soroban
Re: Maths
Hello, Spixol123!

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Hi i am having troubles with working with fractions.

Bob had his fourth birthday last week.
He is one third Maria's age.
Sophia is half Maria's age and three times as old as Toby.
What is the difference in age between Toby and Maria?

. . (A) 8 yrs . . (B) 12 yrs . . (C) 10 yrs . . (D) 6 yrs

How hard is this?

Bob had his fourth birthday last week. .$\displaystyle {\color{blue}\text{Bob} = 4}$

He is one third Maria's age. .$\displaystyle {\color{blue}\text{Maria} = 12}$

Sophia is half Maria's age .$\displaystyle {\color{blue}\text{Sophia} = 6}$
. . and three times as old as Toby. .$\displaystyle {\color{blue}\text{Toby} = 2}$

What is the difference in age between Toby and Maria?
. . Can you answer the question now?