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# If, 5 years ago, Jamie was half as old as he is now

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If, 5 years ago, Jamie was half as old as he is now, how old will he be in x years?

A. x + 10
B. x + 5
C. x + 2
D. x – 5
E. 2x

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15 Jul 2014, 23:16
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let his age be a. a-5=a/2 hence a=10. 10 years hence, a =x+10
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16 Jul 2014, 00:02
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Let jamie age = y, then
5 years ago his age = y-5
By the question 5 years ago-
jamie age = half of now
y-5 = y/2
=>2y-10 = y
=>2y-y = 10
=> y =10
In the x years jamie age = x+10
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07 May 2017, 02:03
jamie-5=jamie/2
jamie=10
after x years jamie will be x+10
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19 Oct 2017, 15:20
Gnpth wrote:
If, 5 years ago, Jamie was half as old as he is now, how old will he be in x years?

A. x + 10
B. x + 5
C. x + 2
D. x – 5
E. 2x

the solution is as simple as the question it is

j - 5 = 1/2 (j)

or j = 10

in x years
10 + x

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