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#1 2017-07-20 14:10:37

Registered: 2017-07-20
Posts: 1

Need help with a puzzle.

Can someone please explain exactly how you work out the answer to this puzzle? The number of candles on Roger’s birthday cake is four less than three times a half of the number fourteen years ago. How old is Roger?


#2 2017-07-20 20:02:36

Registered: 2014-05-21
Posts: 2,201

Re: Need help with a puzzle.

Suppose Roger's age this year is
14 years ago, his age would have been
Since we are given that Roger's age is 4 less than three times a half of his age 14 years ago, then this tells us that:

Can you see where to go from here?


#3 2017-07-20 21:22:14

From: Planet Mars
Registered: 2016-11-15
Posts: 767

Re: Need help with a puzzle.

It is more a mathematical problem of algebra than a puzzle.

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