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Question from Sabrina, a student:

Brian is x years old.
Peter is 4 years older than Brian.
Amy is 2 years younger than Brian.
The total of their ages is 26 years.
Work out the value of x.

Hi Sabrina,

If Brian is 12 years old how old is Peter? How did you get that number? How old is Amy? How did you get that number.

If Brian is x years old how old is Peter? How old is Amy? What is the sum of their ages? Solve for x.

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