Define a variable and then write and solve an equation for the problem below. Remember that you can use the
Rewrite the word problem as an equation or system of equations.
Have Jamal's age be
1 row of 2 columns, labeled from left to right, as follows: Jamal's age, x. Todd's age, x + 10.
Third column added, labeled, x + (x+10) = 64.
Fourth column added, labeled, 64?
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.