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Let x = my age now
x+27 = Mum's age now
x+5= my age in 5 years
Mum's age now - 8 years = Two times my age in 5 years
x+27 - 8 = 2(x+5)
Subtract x from each side:
Subtract 10 from each side:
My age is 9 years NOW, and Mum's age is 9+27=36 years NOW.
Eight years ago Mum was 28. My age in 5 years will be 14. Indeed, her age eight years ago was twice my age in 5 years.
Dr. Robert J. Rapalje, Retired
Seminole State College of Florida
Altamonte Springs Campus