Answer to Question #4105 in Algebra for Tarra

Question #4105
The sum of Richard's age and his older brother's age is 63. The difference between their ages is thirteen. How old are Richard and his brother?
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Expert's answer
2011-08-25T06:55:50-0400
Denote Richard's age as X years, therefore his older brother age would be X + 13 years.
Thus
X + X +13 = 63
2X = 50
X = 25
X + 13 = 38
Answer: Richard is 25 years old, his older brother is 38 years old.

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