Jamal is 6 years younger than his sister. The sum of their ages is 34. How old is Jamal?

**x = sister's age**

x - 6 = Jamal's age{Jamal is 6 years younger than his sister}

x - 6 = Jamal's age

x + x - 6 = 34 {sum of their ages is 34}

2x - 6 = 34 {combined like terms}

2x = 40 {added 6 to each side}

x = 20 {divided each side by 2}

x - 6 = 14 {substituted 20, in for x, into x - 6}

**Jamal is 14**

his sister is 20

his sister is 20

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