Setting up a system of equations is usually effective when solving age word problems involving the ages of two people. Knowing how to solve systems of equations is necessary to solve these types of problems. Other types of word problems involving systems of equations include mixture problems, money word problems, work word problems and rate word problems.
Sample Problems (3)
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A father is 26 years older than his daughter. In 4 years, the father will be 2 more than 5 times her age.
Zach is 4 years older than Nico. 6 years ago, Zach's age was twice Nico's age.