Tom is 5 years younger than his brother. If the sum of their ages is 43 years now, find their age.

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Tom is 5 years younger than his brother. If the sum of their ages is 43 years now, find their age.

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Natalia 2 weeks 2021-11-23T00:26:12+00:00 2 Answers 0 views 0

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    2021-11-23T00:27:55+00:00

    Answer:

    Tom = 18 brother = 23

    Step-by-step explanation:

    x+(x+5)=43

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    2021-11-23T00:28:00+00:00

    Step-by-step explanation:

    let the age of his brother be x

    then tom’s age is x – 5

    given sum of their ages is 43

    so,

    x + x – 5 = 43

    2x = 38

    x = 19 years

    so tom’s brother age is 19 years

    then tom’ s age = x – 5 = 19 – 5 = 14 years

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