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28 January, 16:27

Magie's brother is 3 years younger than twice her age. the sum of their ages is 24. how old id Maggie

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  1. 28 January, 16:57
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    M = Maggie B = brother

    This is the equation you would have to do trial and error
  2. 28 January, 18:01
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    Answer: Maggie's is 8 years old.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Let the present age of Maggie be 'x' years

    Then, as per given, the present age of Maggie's brother will be 2x-3 years.

    According to the question : -

    Maggi's age + Brother's age = 24

    ⇒ x+2x-3 = 24

    ⇒ 3x = 24+3 [Adding 3 on both sides ]

    ⇒ x = 24:3 [Dividing by 3 on both sides ]

    ⇒ x = 8

    Hence, Maggie's is 8 years old.
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