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Split - Word Problems

lis3

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I'd be grateful if anyone could help me on this one.

Alan is x years old. His father's age is 6 years less than the square of Alan's age. IF the sum of their ages is 50years. write an equation in x and solve it to find alan's age.

Many thanks in advance.
 

Aladdin

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Re: Word Problems

lis3 said:
I'd be grateful if anyone could help me on this one.

Alan is x years old. His father's age is 6 years less than the square of Alan's age. IF the sum of their ages is 50years. write an equation in x and solve it to find alan's age.

Many thanks in advance.
Please , start your own new topic .

Let y= father's age

Make a system of two equations ...
 

Denis

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Re: Word Problems

lis3 said:
Alan is x years old. His father's age is 6 years less than the square of Alan's age. IF the sum of their ages is 50years. write an equation in x and solve it to find alan's age.
father = x^2 - 6 : got that?

So x + x^2 - 6 = 50 : ok?
 
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