1995 AJHSME Problems/Problem 2

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Problem

Jose is $4$ years younger than Zack. Zack is $3$ years older than Inez. Inez is $15$ years old. How old is Jose?

$\text{(A)}\ 8 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 11 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 14 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 16 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 22$

Solution

Zack is $3$ years older than Inez, who is $15$. Therefore, Zack is $15 + 3 = 18$ years old.

Jose is $4$ years younger than Zack, who is $18$. Therefore, Jose is $18 - 4 = 14$ years old, and the answer is $\boxed{C}$.

See Also

1995 AJHSME (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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