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One-third of Steven's age is 22 years less than his age 10 years ago. How old is Steven?

 Jan 8, 2022
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Let Steven be x

\(\frac{1}{3}x+22=x-10\)

\(\frac{1}{3}x+12=x\)

\(\frac{2}{3}x=12\)

\(\frac{1}{3}x=6\)

\(x=18\)

Steven is \(\boxed{18}\) years old

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 Jan 9, 2022
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\(\frac{1}{3}x+22-22=x-10-22\)

\(\frac{1}{3}x=x-32\)

\(\frac{1}{3}x-x=x-32-x\)

\(-\frac{2}{3}x=-32\)

\(3\left(-\frac{2}{3}x\right)=3\left(-32\right)\)

\(-2x=-96\)

\(x=48\)

Again, I am so sorry guest! And @ melody I will be more careful

XxmathguyxX  Jan 9, 2022
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You made a boo boo.

It is just a careless error but you should have noticed that your answer does not make sense.

 Jan 9, 2022
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OMG 

I just saw your post and i realize it 

sorry guest! i'm going to fix this right away

 Jan 9, 2022
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Hi Xxmathsguy,

Welcome to our Web2.0calc forum.   I can see you have been busy here.  I hope you are enjoying yourself.   laugh

 

You do not need to appologise to the guest.  Or to anyone for that matter.

 

Askers should always check the answers.

If they are too lazy or have so little knowledge that they can't then they are just copying and they should get it wrong.

 

If they are unsure then they should ask for further clarification.

Melody  Jan 9, 2022
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ok! Thanks for the information!

 Jan 9, 2022

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