# SOLUTION: John is 13 years less than 3 times as old as his son. Six years ago, he was 14 years more than twice as old as his son was then. How old is John?

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 Question 341356: John is 13 years less than 3 times as old as his son. Six years ago, he was 14 years more than twice as old as his son was then. How old is John?Answer by ptaylor(2048)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let x=son's age now; x-6=son's age six years ago Then 3x-13=John's age now;3x-13-6=3x-19=John's age 6 years ago Now we are told that: 3x-19=2(x-6)+14 or 3x-19=2x-12+14 3x-19=2x+2 add 19 to each side and subtract 2x from each side 3x-2x-19+19=2x-2x+2+19 x=21 son's age now 3x-13=3*21-13=50 John's age now CK 3*21-19=2*21+2 44=44 Hope this helps--ptaylor