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Last updated at July 2, 2018 by Teachoo

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Example 3 Consider the following situation: Raju s father s age is 5 years more than three times Raju s age. Raju s father is 44 years old. Set up an equation to find Raju s age. Let Raju s age = x Given that, Raju s father s age is 5 years more than Raju s age Raju s father s age = Also, Raju s father s age = 44 5 + 3x = 44 or 3x + 5 = 44

Making equations from statements

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