versatile wrote:

Hello

I am facing difficulties in coverting word problems to equations (especially the sentences with times and half etc)

1) There will be 6 times as many red cars as green cars

2) A will be 8 times older as B in 5 years from now

3) A will be as half as C in 4 years from now

Please help me with some formula or basic understanding on how to convert these sentences to equations ?

Thanks in advance

As Eli noted above, the given sentences are written poorly.

Let me re-write 2 and 3.

2) A will be 8 times as old as B in 5 yrs from now.

3) A will be half as old as C in 4 yrs from now.

While converting, it sometimes helps to note that 'is'and 'will be' translate to '=' in Math.

e.g.

2) A will be 8 times as old as B in 5 yrs from now.

"A will be" translates to "A ="

"8 times as old as B" translates to "8*B"

"in 5 yrs" gives us "A + 5 = 8B + 5"

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