An oil painting is 16 years older than a watercolor by the same artist. The oil painting is also three times older than the watercolor. How old is each`

Asked By Matthieu On 07/04/2019 09:43


Hello, I would start by defining the variables: x = age of the watercolor x + 16 = age of the oil painting 3x = age of the oil painting Then set the two ages of the oil painting equal and solve for x. 3x = x + 16 2x = 16 x = 8 The watercolor is 8 years old and the oil paining is 24. Hope that helps! Beth S.
Answered On 07/23/2019 17:34