# Edwards mother in 57 years old her age 3 years more than twice Edwards what is Edwards age?

Mar 7, 2018

$27$ years old.

#### Explanation:

If we consider that $x$ is Edward's age, twice of his age is $2 x$ and 3 more than that, $2 x + 3$, is equal to his mom's age. so we can form an algebraic equation as follows.

$2 x + 3 = 57$

We should take $+ 3$ to the other side of the equation

$2 x + 3 - 3 = 57 - 3$

$2 x = 54$

Isolate $x$: take $2$ to the other side of the equation

$\frac{2 x}{2} = \frac{54}{2}$

$x = 27$