OK so I can't seem to figure this out, I figured Pit may help me.

Mr. Atkins is 33 years old and Mr. Speyer is 27 years old. How many years ago was Mr. Atkins 1 1/2 times as old as Mr. Speyer was then?
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33-x=1.5(27-x)

you don't know how many years ago so that's x. it asks how many yrs ago was he 1 1/2 times as old as Mr.S<that's the second half [1.5(27-x)]

and also, this would belong in the math and science thread
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33-x=1.5(27-x)

you don't know how many years ago so that's x. it asks how many yrs ago was he 1 1/2 times as old as Mr.S<that's the second half [1.5(27-x)]

and also, this would belong in the math and science thread

2008,
and on topic.
18

he'd be 18, i mean. so 15 years ago. sorry
Quote by andOverTheHills
33-x=1.5(27-x)

you don't know how many years ago so that's x. it asks how many yrs ago was he 1 1/2 times as old as Mr.S<that's the second half [1.5(27-x)]

and also, this would belong in the math and science thread

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Epiphone Archtop Dot
Ibanez RG120
Peavey ValveKing 112
Dunlop Crybaby
Boss Distortion Ds-1
MXR Carbon Copy
Rocktron Banshee Talk box
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Edit: oh, I read it as 1 1/2 times older, not 1 1/2 times his age. My bad.
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Last edited by merfsullivan at Dec 10, 2008,
didnt you google the problem word for word, i bet someone has experinced that same problem, you would be surprised how many teachers use the same stuff worldwide....
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didnt you google the problem word for word, i bet someone has experinced that same problem, you would be surprised how many teachers use the same stuff worldwide....

That reminds me of when I found a lab that I lap doing in AP biology on google.

Needless to say, I got a 100 on that one
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OK so I can't seem to figure this out, I figured Pit may help me.

Mr. Atkins is 33 years old and Mr. Speyer is 27 years old. How many years ago was Mr. Atkins 1 1/2 times as old as Mr. Speyer was then?

Trick question. Mr. Atkins was born on February 29th, a leap year.