The difference of Billy and his Dad's age is 32. Billy's Dad is 6 less than three times Billy's age. How do you write an equation one could solve to find the age of Billy's Dad?
We'll call Billy's age
Then his dad's age will be
Billy's age times three is
Now Dad's age is
Or Dad's age, expressed both ways:
So Billy is
First define the ages of the two people we are dealing with.
Billy is younger. Let' Billy's age be
The dad's age is
Three times Billys age is
The dad is 6 years younger than
Put this together in an equation.
Check: Billy is 19, his DAd is
The answer is correct