# SOLUTION: Maria is three times as old as her brother. In four years, Maria will be twice as old as he will be then. How old is Maria's brother now?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems Question 502935: Maria is three times as old as her brother. In four years, Maria will be twice as old as he will be then. How old is Maria's brother now?Answer by Maths68(1474)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let Present age of Maria = m Present age of Brother = b Given Maria is three times as old as her brother m=3b ..........(1) In four years means we have to add 4 in their present ages m+4=b+4 then Maria will be twice as old m+4=2(b+4) m+4=2b+8 m=2b+8-4 m=2b+4 .............(2) Plug in the value of m from (1) to (2) 3b=2b+4 3b-2b=4 b=4 Brother is 4 years old