# SOLUTION: the sum of leah's and brandon's ages is 34. five years ago leah was 3 times as old as brandon was. how old are leah and brandon now?

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 Question 602743: the sum of leah's and brandon's ages is 34. five years ago leah was 3 times as old as brandon was. how old are leah and brandon now?Answer by stanbon(57961)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!the sum of leah's and brandon's ages is 34. five years ago leah was 3 times as old as brandon was. how old are leah and brandon now? ----- Equations: L + B = 34 (L-5) = 3(B-5) ----- L = 34-B Substitute for "L" and solve for "B": (34-B-5) = 3B-15 29-B = 3B-15 4B = 44 B = 11 yrs (Brandon's age now) ---- L = 34-B = 23 yrs (Leah's age now) ========================= Cheers, Stan H.