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SOLUTION: steve is three times as old as bubut. in 8 years, bubuts age will be one half that of steve's. what are their present ages?
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Question 396048
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steve is three times as old as bubut. in 8 years, bubuts age will be one half that of steve's. what are their present ages?
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bubut = x years
steve = 3x
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after 8 years
bubut = x+ 8 years
steve = 3x+8
x+8 = 1/2(3x+8)
2(x+8)=3x+8
2x+16=3x+8
3x-2x=16-8
x= 8 bubut's age
steve will be 3x = 24 years
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