# SOLUTION: Maria is now 3 years younger that her sister Ann. Four years ago, Maria's age was one-half Ann's age. How old is each girl now?

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 Question 410520: Maria is now 3 years younger that her sister Ann. Four years ago, Maria's age was one-half Ann's age. How old is each girl now?Answer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ``` Hi Maria is now 3 years younger that her sister Ann. Let x and (x-3) represent Ann's and Maria's ages NOW respectively Question states***four years ago... (x-3) - 4 = x/2 Solving for x x - 7 = x/2 x/2 = 7 x = 14, Ann's age now. Maria is 11 (14-3) CHECKING our Answer*** 11-4 = 14 = 7 ```