Karlo’s father is 26 years older than Karlo. The sum of their ages five years ago is 42. How old are they now?
x = Karlo's age now
x + 26 = father's age now x  5 = Karlo's age five years ago {subtracted 5 from current age} x + 21 = father's age five years ago {subtracted 5 from current age} x  5 + x + 21 = 42 {the sum of their ages, five years ago, was 42} 2x + 16 = 42 {combined like terms} 2x = 26 {subtracted 16 from each side} x = 13 {divided each side by 2} x + 26 = 39 {substituted 13, in for x, into x + 26} Karlo is 13 now Karlo's father is 39 now Ask the House
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Missy
1/8/2021 02:28:49 am
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1/8/2021 08:00:10 am
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