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1) Aboyis10yearsolderthanhisbrother.In4yearshewillbetwiceasoldashisbrother.Findthe
presentageofeach.

Now +4
Hboy x+10 x+14
14
2
4
B
x
x+4
14 2
8
Brother

14
8

8
8

: 16,
: 6

3) Patis20yearsolderthanhissonJames.IntwoyearsPatwillbetwiceasoldasJames.Howold
aretheynow?

Now +2
P
x+20 x+22
22 2
2
J
x
x+2
22 2
4

22
4

4
4

18

: 38,
: 18

5) Fredis4yearsolderthanBarney.Fiveyearsagothesumoftheirageswas48.Howoldarethey
now?
48

Now
5
F
x+4
x1
1
5
48
B
x
x5
2
6 48

6
6

27
: 31,
: 27

7) Timis5yearsolderthanJoAnn.Sixyearsfromnowthesumoftheirageswillbe79.Howoldare
theynow?

79

Now +6
T
x+5 x+11
11
6
79
J
x
x+6
2
17 79

17
17

31

: 36,

: 31

9) ThesumoftheagesofJohnandMaryis32.Fouryearsago,JohnwastwiceasoldasMary.Find
thepresentageofeach.

Now 4
J
x
x4
4
2 28

M
32x 28x
4 56 2

2
2

3
4 56
4
4

20
: 20,
: 12

11) Thesumoftheagesofachinaplateandaglassplateis16years.Fouryearsagothechinaplate
wasthreetimestheageoftheglassplate.Findthepresentageofeachplate.

Now 4
C
x
x4
4
3 12

G
16x 12x
4 36 3

3
3

4
4 36

4
4

10
: 10,
:6

13) Aisnow34yearsold,andBis4yearsold.InhowmanyyearswillAbetwiceasoldasB?

Now +t
A
34 34+t 34
2 4

B
4
4+t 34
8 2

34 8

8 8

26

15) AnOrientalrugis52yearsoldandaPersianrugis16yearsold.Howmanyyearsagowasthe
OrientalrugfourtimesasoldasthePersianRug?

Now
t
O
52
52t 52
4 16

P
16
16t 52
64 4

4
4

52 3
64

52
52

17) Theageoftheolderoftwoboysistwicethatoftheyounger;5yearsagoitwasthreetimesthat
oftheyounger.Findtheageofeach.

Now 5
O
2x
2x5 2
5 3
5
Y
x
x5 2
5 3
15

2
2

5
15

15
15

10

: 20,
: 10

19) MargeistwiceasoldasConsuelo.Thesumoftheiragessevenyearsagowas13.Howoldarethey
now?

13

Now 7
M
2x
2x7 2
7
7
13
C
x
x7
3
14 13

14
14

9
: 18,
: 9

21) Asilvercoinis28yearsolderthanabronzecoin.In6years,thesilvercoinwillbetwiceasoldas
thebronzecoin.Findthepresentageofeachcoin.

Now +6
S
x+28 x+34
34
2
6
B
x
x+6
34 2
12

34
12

12
12

22

: 50,
: 22

23) Alimestonestatueis56yearsolderthanamarblestatue.In12years,thelimestonewillbethree
timesasoldasthemarblestatue.Findthepresentageofthestatues.
3

Now +12
L
x+56 x+68
68
3
12
M
x
x+12
68 3
36

68 2
36

36
36

16

: 72,

: 16

25) Brandonis9yearsolderthanRonda.Infouryearsthesumoftheirageswillbe91.Howoldare
theynow?

91

Now +4
B
x+9 x+13
13
4
91
R
x
x+4
2
17 91

17 17

37
: 46,
: 37

27) Afatheristhreetimesasoldashisson,andhisdaughteris3yearsyoungerthantheson.Ifthe
sumoftheirages3yearsagowas63years,findthepresentageofthefather.

63

Now 3
F
3x
3x3 3
6
63
3
3
S
x
x3

5
12 63
D
x3
x6

12
12

15

: 45,
15,
: 12

29) Thesumoftheagesoftwoshipsis12years.Twoyearsago,theageoftheoldershipwasthree
timestheageofthenewership.Findthepresentageofeachship.

Now 2
O
x
x2
2
3 10

Y
12x 10x
2 30

2
2 30

2
2

8 & 4

31) Anniseighteenyearsolderthanherson.Oneyearago,shewasthreetimesasoldasherson.
Howoldaretheynow?

Now
1
A
x+18 x+17
17
3
1
S
x
x1
17 3
3

17 2
3

3
3

10

: 28,

: 10

33) Amosaicis74yearsolderthantheengraving.Thirtyyearsago,themosaicwasthreetimesasold
astheengraving.Findthepresentageofeach.
3

Now 30
M x+74 x+44
44
3
30
E
x
x30
44 3
90

44 2
90

90
90

67

: 141,
: 67

35) Awooltapestryis32yearsolderthanalinentapestry.Twentyyearsago,thewooltapestrywas
twiceasoldasthelinentapestry.Findthepresentageofeach.
2

Now 20
W x+32 x+12
12
2
20
L
x
x20
12 2
20

12
20

20
20

32

: 84,
: 52

37) Nicoleis26yearsold.Emmais2yearsold.InhowmanyyearswillNicolebetripleEmmasage?

Now +t
N
26 26+t 26
3 2

E
2
2+t 26
6 3

26 6 2

6
6

10

39) Mikeis4yearsolderthanRon.Intwoyears,thesumoftheirageswillbe84.Howoldarethey
now?

84

Now +2
M
x+4 x+6
6
2
84
R
x
x+2
2
8 84

8
8

38

: 42,

: 38