# SOLUTION: jim is 5 years older than cindy.4 years ago, the sum of their ages was 21.find each of their ages now

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems Question 461640: jim is 5 years older than cindy.4 years ago, the sum of their ages was 21.find each of their ages nowAnswer by simranb(55)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let cindy's age be x Then jim's age= x+5 Cindy's age 4 years ago=x-4 Then jim's age 4 years ago = x+5-4 = x+1 Sum of their ages 4 years ago =21 Equation x-4+x+1=21 2x-3=21 2x-3=21 2x=21+3 2x=24 x=24/2 x=12 Cindy's age=12yrs Jim's Age = 12+5 = 17yrs Cheers! Hope this helps!