# SOLUTION: a mother is twice as old as her daughter now. sixteen years ago,she was four times as old. how old is each now?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems Question 513621: a mother is twice as old as her daughter now. sixteen years ago,she was four times as old. how old is each now? Answer by Maths68(1474)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let Present age of mother = m Present age of daughter = d Mother is twice as old as her daughter now. m=2d.......(1) sixteen years ago,she was four times as old m-16=4(d-16) m-16=4d-64 m=4d-64+16 m=4d-48.........(2) subtitute the value of m from (1) to (2) 2d=4d-48 2d-4d=-48 -2d=-48 -2d/-2=-48/-2 d=24 Put the value of d in (1) m=2d m=2*24 m=48 resent age of mother = m = 48 years old Present age of daughter = d = 24 years old