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Define a variable and then write and solve an equation for the problem below. Remember that you can use the -D Process (described in the Lesson 1.1.3 Math Notes box) to help you get started. State your solution in a sentence. Homework Help ✎

Todd is years older than Jamal. The sum of their ages is . How old are Todd and Jamal?

Rewrite the word problem as an equation or system of equations.

Have Jamal's age be . Write Todd's age in terms of .

Make a guess for Jamal's age. Was your answer too high or too low? Try again using a larger or smaller number as appropriate.