# SOLUTION: Paula is 12 years older than brother Bob. In 4 years, Bob will be 2/3 as old as Paula. How old are they now?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems Question 105711: Paula is 12 years older than brother Bob. In 4 years, Bob will be 2/3 as old as Paula. How old are they now?Answer by jermz69(5)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Paula is 12 years older than brother Bob. In 4 years, Bob will be 2/3 as old as Paula. How old are they now? Let x: Bob's age x + 12: Paula's age In four years: Bob's age: x + 4 Paula's age: x + 16 Equation: x+4=(2/3)(x + 16) 3(x+4)=(3)(2/3)(x+16) 3x+12=2(x+16) 3x+12=2x+32 3x-2x=32-12 x=20 20+12=32 Bob's age now: 20 Paula's age: 32 Check: x+4=(2/3)(x + 16) 20+4=(2/3)(20+16) 24=(2/3)(36) 24=24 By the way, I'm jermz (my nickname). Hope I helped!