SOLUTION: Jon is 14 years older than Philip. 2 years from now, Jon will be 3 times as old as Philip. How old is each now?

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 Question 392898: Jon is 14 years older than Philip. 2 years from now, Jon will be 3 times as old as Philip. How old is each now?Answer by lwsshak3(6527)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Jon is 14 years older than Philip. 2 years from now, Jon will be 3 times as old as Philip. How old is each now? Let x = Philip's present age x+14 = Jon's present age two years from now Philip's age = x+2 Jon's age = (x+14)+2 = x+16 as stated, Jon will be 3 times as old as Philip 3(x+2) = (x+16) 3x+6 = x+16 2x=10 x=5 Philip's present age = 5 Jon's present age = 5+14=19 two years from now, their ages will be 7 & 21 respectively