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# Just A Fun Question

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This is just a fun math question to solve, I don't really need help

A Student asks a teacher "how old are you?" The teacher responds by saying "If I was your age, you would be 3, and when you are my age, I will be 63" how old is the teacher currently?

If you want the answer here it is:

The teacher's age is 43 and the student's age is 23

Apr 23, 2019

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I don't really no but what grade is this fun math question??

Apr 23, 2019
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The question is from a youtube video, I think its from a Chinese TV show. I just saw it on youtube and saw how it was really intresting, it was like a tv show about 3rd graders solving math questions.

So I would assume 3rd grade? (in China?)

doorknoob  Apr 23, 2019
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Let the student's age  = S

Let the difference in their ages = D

So...

The student's age now minus the difference in their ages  = 3....and....when the student is the teachers age, the teacher will be 63....so.....the teacher's age now must be (S + D) .....and in D years.....the student will be S + D years old  and the teacher will be (S + D) + D  years old........so....

S - D  = 3

(S + D) + D  =  66   simplify

S - D  = 3

S + 2D  = 63       subtract the first equation from the second

3D  = 60

D  = 20

S - D  = 3

S = 20 + 3   =  23

And the teacher's age  =  23 + 20  =  43   Apr 23, 2019
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Thats right! doorknoob  Apr 23, 2019
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Nice job CPhill and just wondering are you a teacher??

Apr 23, 2019
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+1   CPhill  Apr 23, 2019
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Another way:

Let the current teacher's age = T
Let the current student's age = S
T - S = S - 3.............(1)
T - S =63 - T............(2), solve for S, T
S = 23 - Student's age
T = 43 - Teacher's age.

Apr 23, 2019