# SOLUTION: Mark was 21 years older than Ashley. Together their ages totaled 165 years. What were their ages?

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 Question 644380: Mark was 21 years older than Ashley. Together their ages totaled 165 years. What were their ages?Answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!M = 21+A M+A = 165 21+A+A = 165 21+2A = 165 2A = 165 - 21 2A = 144 A = 144/2 A = 72 So Ashely is 72 years old. M = 21+A M = 21+72 M = 93 And Mark is 93 years old. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you need more help, email me at jim_thompson5910@hotmail.com Also, please consider visiting my website: http://www.freewebs.com/jimthompson5910/home.html and making a donation. Thank you Jim --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------