Victoria is 4 years older than her neighbor. The sum of their ages is no more than 14 years. Let Victoria's age be v. And her neighbor's age be n. We're given: v = n + 4 v + n <=14 <-- no more than means less than or equal to Substitute Equation (1) into Inequality (2): (n + 4) + n <= 14 Combine like terms: 2n + 4 <= 14 Typing this inequality into our search engine, we get: n <= 5 Substituting this into inequality (2): v + 5 <= 14 Typing this inequality into our search engine, we get: v <= 9