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Algebra
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liah is 6 years older than sue, john is 5 years older than liah how old is sue if their total age is 41

Jun 19th, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

Hi, below is the solution.

let Sue age be X

Liah=x+6

john=x+6+5

Total

x+(x+6)+(x+11)=41

3x+17=41

3x=41-17

3x=24

devide both sides by 3

x=8

substitute,

Sue = 8years

Ages for; Sue= 8 years

Leah; (x+6)=8+6

        =14years

John=(x+11)years

          8+11=19years

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Jun 19th, 2015

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