# SOLUTION: laura is 4 years older than her bro.two years ago laura was three times as old as her brother how old are they now ?

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 Question 271130: laura is 4 years older than her bro.two years ago laura was three times as old as her brother how old are they now ?Answer by Greenfinch(383)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let Laura's age now be X,her brother is now X - 4 2 years ago X - 2 = 3(X - 6) X - 2 = 3X - 18 X = 3X - 16 2X = 16 X = 8 To check Laura is now 8, so her brother is now 4 2 years ago, Laura was 6, brother was 2 which is 3 times.