# SOLUTION: 5 years ago, my brother was exactly twice the age i was then. And in eight year's time, the combined age of two of us will be 50. How old do u think i am?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems Question 382830: 5 years ago, my brother was exactly twice the age i was then. And in eight year's time, the combined age of two of us will be 50. How old do u think i am?Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!let my age now be x years . 5 years ago my age = x-5 years. brother's age = 2(x-5) years. .. After 8 years my age = (x-5) + 13 brother's age = 2(x-5)+13 .. (x-5)+13 +2(x-5)+13=50 x-5 +13 +2x-10+13=50 x+2x+13-10+13-5=50 3x+11=50 -11 -11 3x= 50-11 3x=39 /3 x= 39/3 x= 13 years. my age now. ... m.ananth@hotmail.ca