# SOLUTION: hello i need some help on this thankyou Mrs. Maaza is 3 times as old as her son. In 12 years Mrs. MAaza will be twice as old. How old is her son now.??

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 Question 118151: hello i need some help on this thankyou Mrs. Maaza is 3 times as old as her son. In 12 years Mrs. MAaza will be twice as old. How old is her son now.??Answer by ilana(307)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let's say Mrs. Maaza is x years old and her son is y years old. So x=3y and x+12=2(y+12). Now we have a system of equations to solve. So plug 3y in for x in the second equation. 3y+12=2y+24 (using distribution). Solving for y gives y=12. So the son is 12 years old. Let's check. If he is 12, she is 3*12=36. In 12 years, she will then be 48 and he will be 24, so it works:)