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harpazo

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- Homework Statement
- Set up the correct system of equations in two unknowns.

- Relevant Equations
- P = 1 + W(11)

P + 9 = 7 + 3(W + 9)

In January of the year 2000, I was one more than eleven times as old as my son Will. In January of 2009, I was seven more than three times as old as him. Note: Do NOT solve. Set up the correct system of equations.

This one can easily throw someone struggling with age word problems into a loop.

Let P = parent

Let W = Will

I think the equations look like this:

P = 1 + W(11)

2009 > 2000 by 9.

P + 9 = 7 + 3(W + 9)

The two equations are

P = 1 + W(11)

P + 9 = 7 + 3(W + 9)

This one can easily throw someone struggling with age word problems into a loop.

Let P = parent

Let W = Will

I think the equations look like this:

P = 1 + W(11)

2009 > 2000 by 9.

P + 9 = 7 + 3(W + 9)

The two equations are

P = 1 + W(11)

P + 9 = 7 + 3(W + 9)