# Mr. Gilliam is 3 years younger than his wife. The sum of their ages is 95. How old is Mr. Gilliam?

##### 1 Answer

I'll try to explain in the simplest way possible (hopefully :P)

#### Explanation:

Let's make Mr Gilliam's age

From your question, we can understand that

In equation form, this can be written as:

or

So far so clear?

Next, we know that the sum of

In equation form, this will be written as:

Now, here's the trick. You need a change in *perspective*.

We know that

Therefore,

Does that make sense?

If it does, then the equation will become:

After shifting the numbers around a little as below, you will arrive at the answer:

Therefore, Mr. Gilliam is 46 years old. I hope this helps!