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10-22-2008, 02:42 PM
Help with word problem

Tom and phil are brothers Phil is 35 years old Three years ago Phil was 4 times as old as his brother How old is Tom now?

equation and answer pl;ease

10-22-2008, 02:52 PM
Pretty demanding, aren't you? Please show what you have done so far. How have you named things, such as what variable are you using for Tom's age now? How are you representing Tom's age 4 years ago? etc.