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In 10 years, Sergio will be as old as Carolyn is now. Thirty years ago
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Tough and Tricky questions: Word Problems. In 10 years, Sergio will be as old as Carolyn is now. Thirty years ago Carolyn was twice as old as Sergio was. How old is Sergio now, in years? A. 20 B. 24 C. 32 D. 35 E. 40 Kudos for a correct solution.
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Quote: In 10 years, Sergio will be as old as Carolyn is now. Thirty years ago Carolyn was twice as old as Sergio was. How old is Sergio now, in years?
A. 20 B. 24 C. 32 D. 35 E. 40
C = S + 10 C  30 = 2 * (S  30) We can substitute C in the second equation with the first: S + 10  30 = 2 * (S  30) => S = 40 Answer E
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Bunuel wrote: Tough and Tricky questions: Word Problems. In 10 years, Sergio will be as old as Carolyn is now. Thirty years ago Carolyn was twice as old as Sergio was. How old is Sergio now, in years? A. 20 B. 24 C. 32 D. 35 E. 40 Kudos for a correct solution.Sergio Age now = S Carolin S Age now = C 10 years from now C = S+10  (1) 30 Years before (C30) = 2 (S30) C = 2S30 (2) (2)  (1) 0 = S  40 S = 40 Age of Sergio is 40 Ans E
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Eliminate A and B because age cannot be negative (after subtracting 30)
start from C
Ser: now  32, 30 years ago  2, in 10 years  42
Car: now34, 30 years ago  4, in 10 years  44 (eliminate C)
go D
Ser: now  35, 30 years ago  5, in 10 years  45
Car: now  40, 30 years ago  10, in 10 years  50 (eliminate D)
it is E



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let sergio's age be S and Carolyn age be C.
Now 10 years from now S will be equal to Carolyn's present age. Hence S+10 =C
30 years earlier Carolyn was twice as old as sergio
hence C30=2 (s30) ==> Substituting C=S+10 in this we get
S+1030 = 2s60 =>s=40.. hence answer is E.



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Answer = E. 40 .......................... Sergio ................... Carolyn Current age ........... x ........................... x+10 30 yrs before ......... x30 ........................ x20 Given that 2(x30) = x20 x = 40
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Bunuel wrote: Tough and Tricky questions: Word Problems. In 10 years, Sergio will be as old as Carolyn is now. Thirty years ago Carolyn was twice as old as Sergio was. How old is Sergio now, in years? A. 20 B. 24 C. 32 D. 35 E. 40 Kudos for a correct solution. OFFICIAL SOLUTION:(E) Let S = Sergio's current age and C = Carolyn's current age. First, rewrite the two statements in algebraic form. The first statement translates into: S + 10 = C. The second statement translates into: C – 30 = 2(S – 30). Because we now have two equations, we can solve for either of the variables. Substitute S + 10 in the first equation for C in the second, and solve: (S + 10) – 30 = 2(S – 30) S – 20 = 2S – 60, S + 40 = 2S S = 40. The correct answer is choice (E).
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Bunuel wrote: Tough and Tricky questions: Word Problems. In 10 years, Sergio will be as old as Carolyn is now. Thirty years ago Carolyn was twice as old as Sergio was. How old is Sergio now, in years? A. 20 B. 24 C. 32 D. 35 E. 40 Kudos for a correct solution.organizing thoughts is key NowSergio age = S Carolyn = C After 10 yearsSergio age = S+ 10 Carolyn = C+10 Before 30 yearsSergio age = S  30 Carolyn = C  30 Setting up equation: S +10 = C.....................1 C 30 = 2 (S 30)...........2 From 1 in 2 S + 10 30 = 2S 60 S = 40 Answer: E




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