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**Paush****Member**- Registered: 2017-07-20
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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?

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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?

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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
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It is more a mathematical problem of algebra than a puzzle.

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