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How old am I if 400 reduced by twice my age is 244?

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Nov 18, 2016

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My age is 78 years.

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Define my age first as a variable.
Let my age be #x# years.

Reduced by means subtracted.
Subtract twice my age from 400 to get 244:

#400 - 2x = 244#

#400-244 = 2x" "larr# make x positive and isolate it.

#156 = 2x#

#78 =x#

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