# SOLUTION: Tommy is twice as old as Billy. If in two years the sum of their age is 79. How old is Tommy and Billy?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems Question 628267: Tommy is twice as old as Billy. If in two years the sum of their age is 79. How old is Tommy and Billy?Answer by MrLarame(2)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If Tommy is twice as old as Billy, then we can use variables to represent their ages like this: B = Billy's Age B * 2 = Tommy's Age Then, if their two ages add up to be 2 years less than 79, we can write the whole question in "math language" as: B + B*2 = 79 - 2 Now we simplify, since 1B added to 2B's is 3B's, we get: 3B = 77 If 3 B's is 77, then 1 B would be 1/3 of 77, or 77/3. B (Billy's age) is 25 2/3 or 25 years and 8 mos. Since Tommy is twice that old, his age is 50 years and 16 months or 51 years and 4 mos.