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If Leah is 6 years older than her sister,Sue, and John is 5 years older than Leah, and the total of their ages is 41. Then how old is Sue?

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kenyatadowns

She is 30 years old.

Peanut2

Let us assume the age of Sue = x years Then Age of Leah = x + 6 Age of John = 5 + (x + 6)                     = x + 11 Total of their ages = 41 So x + x + 6 + x + 11 = 41 3x + 17 = 41 3x = 41 - 17 3x = 24 x = 24/3    = 8 years So Sue is 8 years old.

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