# SOLUTION: Ten years from now, A will be twice as old as B. Five years ago, A was three times as old as B. What are the present ages of A and B?

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 Question 610820: Ten years from now, A will be twice as old as B. Five years ago, A was three times as old as B. What are the present ages of A and B? Answer by scott8148(6628)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!"Ten years from now, A will be twice as old as B" ___ A + 10 = 2(B + 10) "Five years ago, A was three times as old as B" ___ A - 5 = 3(B - 5) subtract the equations (to eliminate A); solve for B; then substitute back to find A