# SOLUTION: My question is "eight years ago, Bernice was one-third her present age. How old is she now?" This is what I tried but I'm not sure if I am solving this correctly: a= age now

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 Question 606293: My question is "eight years ago, Bernice was one-third her present age. How old is she now?" This is what I tried but I'm not sure if I am solving this correctly: a= age now 1/3(a) = 8 years ago 8 = 1/3(a) then divided by (1/3) to get the variable 'a' by itself, and got 24.02. Is this correct? If not, how do I solve this?Answer by vleith(2825)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! So 8 yeasr ago, she was 4. Which is 1/3 of her current age of 12