# SOLUTION: Andy is twice as old as Kate. In 6 years, their ages will total 60. How old is each now? This is what I did. However, when I did the math for how old A and K are NOW, it didn't

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 Question 594855: Andy is twice as old as Kate. In 6 years, their ages will total 60. How old is each now? This is what I did. However, when I did the math for how old A and K are NOW, it didn't work out. Let Andy = A Let Kate = K A = 2K 2K + K = 60 3K = 60 K = 20 Kate will be 20 and Andy will be 40 in 6 years. Now they are: Kate = 20 - 6, Andy = 40 - 6 Kate is 14 now and Andy is 34 now. HOWEVER, if this is true, Andy is NOT twice as old as Kate. I don't understand.Answer by Alan3354(30968)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Andy is twice as old as Kate. In 6 years, their ages will total 60. How old is each now? This is what I did. However, when I did the math for how old A and K are NOW, it didn't work out. Let Andy = A Let Kate = K A = 2K ----------- It's ok to this point. 2K + K = 60 *********** Not now, in 6 years. ======================== A+6 + (K+6) = 60 2K + 6 + K + 6 = 60 3K = 48 K = 16 yrs A = 32