# SOLUTION: a) John is now 3 times as old as his brother Sam. In 5 years, John will be twice as old as Sam will be then. Find their present ages.

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 Question 445894: a) John is now 3 times as old as his brother Sam. In 5 years, John will be twice as old as Sam will be then. Find their present ages.Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Sam's age x John's age 3x 5 years later Sam's age x+5 John's age 3x+5 John's age 2 times older 3x+5=2(x+5) 3x+5=2x+10 x=10-5 x=5 x= 5 Sam's age 3x=15 John's age