# SOLUTION: A man is 42 years old and his son is 12. In how many years will the father be twice as old as his son.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 649317: A man is 42 years old and his son is 12. In how many years will the father be twice as old as his son.Answer by unlockmath(1599)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Hello, We can set up an equation where x represents the years. 42+x=(12+x)2 Expand: 42+x=24+2x Subtract x and 24: x=18 years Make sense? RJ www.math-unlock.com