# SOLUTION: If Jay is 12 years old and Tom is 4 years old. How many years will it be before Tom is 1/2 of Jay's age?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems Question 353836: If Jay is 12 years old and Tom is 4 years old. How many years will it be before Tom is 1/2 of Jay's age?Answer by stanbon(57967)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If Jay is 12 years old and Tom is 4 years old. How many years will it be before Tom is 1/2 of Jay's age? --- J = 3T --- Solve: (4+x) = (1/2)(12+x) 8+2x = 12+x x = 4 --- In 4 yrs Tom will be 8 In 4 yrs Jay will be 16 ============================ Cheers, Stan H.