# SOLUTION: Zelman has more than eighteen years his hijo.hace a year, she had three times the age of the boy. that age now?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Systems-of-equations Question 171898: Zelman has more than eighteen years his hijo.hace a year, she had three times the age of the boy. that age now?Answer by Alan3354(30993)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Zelman has more than eighteen years his hijo.hace a year, she had three times the age of the boy. that age now? ------------------- If I understand this, Zelman is 18 years older than her son. In one year, she will be 3 times his age. ---------------------- Z = Zelman's age S = son's age -------------- Z = S+18 Z+1 = 3*(S+1) -------------- Z+1 = 3S+3 Sub S+18 for Z S+18 + 1 = 3S+3 S+19 = 3S+3 -2S = -16 S = 8, the age of el hijo. Z = S+18 = 26, Zelman's age.