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How old will Julie be when her age is equal to the sum of her daughters’ ages?

Julie and her daughters Megan and Zoey have the same birthday.

Today, Julie is 32, Megan is 4 and Zoey is 1.

How old will Julie be when her age is the sum of the ages of Megan and Zoey?

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

You can find more short problems, arranged by curriculum topic, in our short problems collection.

Age 11 to 14

Algebra & Pre-Algebra, Linear Equations
Middle School, High School

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