# SOLUTION: Brad is 7 more than 2 times as old as Ben. In 23 years the sum of their ages will be 83. How old is Ben now?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems Question 387932: Brad is 7 more than 2 times as old as Ben. In 23 years the sum of their ages will be 83. How old is Ben now?Answer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ``` Hi, Let x and (2x+7)represent Ben's and Brad's age NOW. In 23 years...*** (x+23) + [(2x+7) + 23] = 83 solving for x x+ 23 + 2x + 30 = 83 3x + 53 = 83 3x = 30 x = 10, Ben's age NOW. (Brad is now 27) CHECKING our Answer*** 33 + 50 = 83 ```