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The difference between the ages of two friends is 2 years. The sum of their ages is 74 years. Find the age of the older friend
x + (x + 2) = 74 2x + 2 = 74 2x = 74 - 2 2x = 72 x = 72 / 2 x = 36 36 + 2 = 38 The difference between the ages of two friends is 2 years. The sum of their ages is 74 years. The age of the older friend is 38.
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x + (x + 2) = 74
2x + 2 = 74
2x = 74 - 2
2x = 72
x = 72 / 2
x = 36
36 + 2 = 38
The difference between the ages of two friends is 2 years. The sum of their ages is 74 years. The age of the older friend is 38.
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