Originally Posted by
eri Here's a word problem I want verification that I'm "getting it"
Let me know the steps involved
In 24 years, Herbert's age in years will be twice Jack's age in years.
is A>B B>A or A=B?
A: Jack's age now if Herbert is 34
B: 10
Here's what I was thinking:
Is the algebra herbert’s age in 24 yrs equals twice jacks age in 24 years?
H + 24 = 2 (J + 24) which incidentally turns out to be
H + 24 = 2J herberts age in 24 years is twice jacks age (now) weird!
If J was 10, then herberts age would be negative… by this eqn.
And if H = 34, then J = 29.
I donno, what do you think ?