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1. 1) I am thinking of my age. When I multiply it by 7, subtract 3 and divide by 8 and then take away one-third of my age I get an answer of 11. What is my age?

2) I have a number of sweets in a bag. If I removed 3 of them and divided the remaining by 4, I would have 2 fewer than if I removed 7 and divided the remaining number by 3. How many sweets do I have?

If anyone could help me with these questions I would really appreciate it, get easily confused by ones like these
2. you need to set up an equation. let your age be A.

[ {7A - 3 } / 8 ] - A/3 = 11

now solve the equation !*
3. (Original post by jazz_xox_)
1) I am thinking of my age. When I multiply it by 7, subtract 3 and divide by 8 and then take away one-third of my age I get an answer of 11. What is my age?

2) I have a number of sweets in a bag. If I removed 3 of them and divided the remaining by 4, I would have 2 fewer than if I removed 7 and divided the remaining number by 3. How many sweets do I have?

If anyone could help me with these questions I would really appreciate it, get easily confused by ones like these
try to right out everything as an equation so for this question the first bit is
multiply it by 7, subtract 3 this translates to

(7*age) -3

and then after the other bits you can put it equal to 11 so

(7*age) -3 ................................ ............... = 11

you then solve for the age by rearanging
4. (Original post by jazz_xox_)
1) I am thinking of my age. When I multiply it by 7, subtract 3 and divide by 8 and then take away one-third of my age I get an answer of 11. What is my age?

2) I have a number of sweets in a bag. If I removed 3 of them and divided the remaining by 4, I would have 2 fewer than if I removed 7 and divided the remaining number by 3. How many sweets do I have?

If anyone could help me with these questions I would really appreciate it, get easily confused by ones like these

Make an equation
5. (Original post by jazz_xox_)
1) I am thinking of my age. When I multiply it by 7, subtract 3 and divide by 8 and then take away one-third of my age I get an answer of 11. What is my age?

2) I have a number of sweets in a bag. If I removed 3 of them and divided the remaining by 4, I would have 2 fewer than if I removed 7 and divided the remaining number by 3. How many sweets do I have?

If anyone could help me with these questions I would really appreciate it, get easily confused by ones like these
Let x = no of sweets in bag

(x-3)/4+ 2 = (x-7)/3

43 sweets for that greedy kid

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