# SOLUTION: Orly's age is 4 years more than thrice Perla's age. Four years ago, Orly was four times as old as Perla was then. How old are they now?

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 Question 627222: Orly's age is 4 years more than thrice Perla's age. Four years ago, Orly was four times as old as Perla was then. How old are they now?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Orly's age is 4 years more than thrice Perla's age. o = 2p+4 : Four years ago, Orly was four times as old as Perla was then. o-4 = 4(p-4) o = 4p - 16 + 4 o = 4p - 12 Replace o with 2p+4 2p + 4 = 4p - 12 4 + 12 = 4p - p 16 = 2p p = 16/2 p = 8 yrs is Perla's age now : You can find Orly's age now, check solutions in the 2nd statement