# SOLUTION: Hermin is 6 years older than Doy. Eight years from now, Hermin will be 4 times as old as Doy was 4 years ago. Find their present ages?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems Question 177494: Hermin is 6 years older than Doy. Eight years from now, Hermin will be 4 times as old as Doy was 4 years ago. Find their present ages?Answer by ptaylor(2052)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let x=Doy's present age; x+8=Doy's age 8 years from now; x-4=Doy's age 4 years ago Then x+6=Hermin's present age; x+14=Hermin's age 8 years from now Now we are told the following: x+14=4(x-4) get rid of parens (distributive) x+14=4x-16 subtract x from and add 16 to each side x-x+14+16=4x-x-16+16 collect like terms 30=3x divide each side by 3 x=10-----------------------Doy's present age x+6=10+6=16 ----------------Hermin's present age CK 16+8=4(10-4) 24=24 Does this help???----------------ptaylor