# The sum of 3 times Darlene's age and 7 times Sharon's is 173. Darlene is 2 years less than twice as old as Sharon is. How do you find each of their ages?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 6, 2015

With the question as given Darlene is

If the

#### Explanation:

Let

We are given:

Substitute this second equation into the first to get an equation in

Add

Divide both ends by

Hence

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