# SOLUTION: Lina is 5 years older than Jane. Eight years ago she was three times as old as Jane. What is the age of each girl? Please Help...

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 Question 596642: Lina is 5 years older than Jane. Eight years ago she was three times as old as Jane. What is the age of each girl? Please Help...Answer by scott8148(6628)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!"Lina is 5 years older than Jane" ___ L = J + 5 "Eight years ago she was three times as old as Jane" ___ L - 8 = 3(J - 8)