# SOLUTION: Marge is twice as old as consuelo.the sum of their ages seven years ago was 13 how old are they now ?

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 Question 424804: Marge is twice as old as consuelo.the sum of their ages seven years ago was 13 how old are they now ?Answer by algebrahouse.com(1079)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!"Marge is twice as old as consuelo.the sum of their ages seven years ago was 13 how old are they now ? x = Consuelo's age now 2x = Marge's age now x - 7 = Consuelo's age 7 yrs ago 2x - 7 = Marge's age 7 yrs ago x - 7 + 2x - 7 = 13 {sum of ages 7 yrs ago was 13} 3x - 14 = 13 {combined like terms} 3x = 27 {added 14 to both sides} x = 9 {divided both sides by 3} 2x = 18 {substituted 9, in for x, into 2x} Consuelo is 9 now Marge is 18 now www.algebrahouse.com