# SOLUTION: Jack is twice as old as Jill but in five years time he will only be one and half times as old. How old is Jack and Jill now?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems Question 303143: Jack is twice as old as Jill but in five years time he will only be one and half times as old. How old is Jack and Jill now?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Jack is twice as old as Jill Ja = 2Ji : but in five years time he will only be one and half times as old. Ja + 5 = 1.5(Ji+5) Ja + 5 = 1.5Ji + 7.5 Ja = 1.5Ji + 7.5 - 5 Ja = 1.5Ji + 2.5 Replace Ja with 2Ji 2Ji = 1.5Ji + 2.5 2Ji - 1.5Ji = 2.5 .5Ji = 2.5 Mult both sides by 2 Ji = 5 : I'll let you find Ja's age