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# Algebra Word Problem

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30 Oct 2008, 11:27
Can someone help me set this up in equation form and solve it that way? Thank you.

2. Julia is twice as old as her brother Paolo, who is five times as old as their dog Winnie. In 10 years Julia will be four times as old as Winnie will be then. How old is Paolo?

A 25
B 27
C 30
D 33
E 35

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30 Oct 2008, 11:36
J=2P
P=5W
So, J=10W
in 10 years the equation is J+10=4(W+10)
replacing J with 10W gives 10W+10=4W+40
solving the equation W=5
So P=5W=5*5=25
So the ans is A

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30 Oct 2008, 11:49
A.

J=2P
P=5W

J+10=4(W+10)
J=10W

10W+10=4W+40
6W=30
W=5

P=5W
P=25
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30 Oct 2008, 12:34
(A) is correct.

Thank you.

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