# SOLUTION: tom is 4 times as old as todd. in 5 years toms age will be 1 year less than 3 times as old as todd. how old is tom?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems Question 275242: tom is 4 times as old as todd. in 5 years toms age will be 1 year less than 3 times as old as todd. how old is tom?Answer by dabanfield(803)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!tom is 4 times as old as todd. in 5 years toms age will be 1 year less than 3 times as old as todd. how old is tom? Let x be Todd's age and y Tom's. Then we have: 1.) y = 4*x In 5 years their ages will be x+5 and y+5 so we have: 2.) y+5 = 3*(x+5)-1 We can substitute 4x for y in 2.) and solve for x: 4x+5 = 3*(x+5)-1 Once you have x you can calculate y = 4*x.