# Stephanie s age is 4 years less than 3 times Matthew's age. If the product of their ages is 260, how old is Stephanie?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 7, 2016

Stephanie is 26.

#### Explanation:

First, let's call Stephanie's age

Now, we can write the two sentences in terms of a math equation:

Now, because the first equation is already in terms of

Now we can solve each term for

and

Because age cannot be negative we will use