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Find the ages

 

 Jul 18, 2020
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Let George's age be x. Then Alex's age is x+12 and Carl's is 3(x+12). Their ages add up to 68 so we can form an equation.

 

x+(x+12)+3(x+12)=68

2x+12+3x+36=68

5x+48=68

5x=20

x=4

 

So George's age is 4, Alex's is 16, and Carl's is 48. The ratio of their ages is:

 

4:48:16

=1:12:4

 Jul 18, 2020

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