Hello my name is Sue, my son came home with this problem this week(Grade 3). I need to show him in a simple way how i got my answer(1164) i think
Problem: can you show me how i can explain this on paper to him thank you Sue Hi Sue,I think the technique to use here is guessandcheck. Renee must be at least 7 since she is 7 years older than Peter. They can't be very old since the sum of their ages is only 21.
What if Renee is 9? I think the point here for your son is that if he knows Renee's age he can find the ages of Paulo and Peter, and that if the sum of the ages is too small then Renee must be older and if the sum is too large Renee must be younger. I hope this helps,Penny
