# SOLUTION: jon is 8 years old. mr dawson is 5 times older than jon in how many years will mr dawson be 3 times as old as jon ??? Thankss ! please helpp!

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 Question 354400: jon is 8 years old. mr dawson is 5 times older than jon in how many years will mr dawson be 3 times as old as jon ??? Thankss ! please helpp!Answer by sofiyac(695)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! If Jon is 8 then Mr Dawson is 8*5=40 years old. Lets say in x years, Mr Dawson will be 3 times as old as Jon, then (we divided right side by 3 in order to make the equations even). Now to get rid of the fraction we multiply both sides by 3, subtract x from each side subtract 24 from each side divide both sides by 2 So in 8 years :)