Question from Kenneth:
Hello:
2/3 of Mary's age equals Sarah's age and 3/4 of Ruth's age equals Sarah's age.
If the total ages equal 46, how old is each girl?
Answer: Mary 18, Ruth 16, Sarah 12
Solution:
3/2 of Sarah's age equals Mary's age.
4/3 of Sarah's age equals Ruth's age.
6/6 of Sarah's age equals Sarah's age.
46 divided by 23/6 equals Sarah's age of 12.
Can the following similar situation be solved if the two girls ages do not equal Sarah's age?
2/3 of Mary's age equals Ruth's age and 3/4 of Ruth's age equals Sarah's age. How old is each girl?
Their ages may not be the same as those in the above example.
I thank you for your reply.
