# SOLUTION: Gabriela is 2 times as old as Brandon. Thirty-five years ago, Gabriela was 7 times as old as Brandon. How old is Brandon now?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems Question 613953: Gabriela is 2 times as old as Brandon. Thirty-five years ago, Gabriela was 7 times as old as Brandon. How old is Brandon now?Answer by Maths68(1474)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let Present age of Gabriela = g Present age of Brandon = b Gabriela is 2 times as old as Brandon g=2b..........(1) Thirty-five years ago Gabriela was = g-35 and Brandon was = b-35 Then Gabriela was 7 times as old as Brandon g-35=7(b-35) g-35=7b-245 g=7b-245+35 g=7b-210.............(2) Put the value of g from (1) to (2) 2b=7b=-210 2b-7b=-210 -5b=-210 Divide both sides of above equation by -5 -5b/-5=-210/-5 b=42 Put the value of b in (1) g=2b g=2*42 g=84 Present age of Gabriela = g = 84 years old Present age of Brandon = b = 42 years old