# SOLUTION: two years ago, Jill was 7 times as old as Jack. Three years from now, Jill will be 4 times as old as Jack. How old are they now?

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 Question 724067: two years ago, Jill was 7 times as old as Jack. Three years from now, Jill will be 4 times as old as Jack. How old are they now?Answer by lwsshak3(7679)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!two years ago, Jill was 7 times as old as Jack. Three years from now, Jill will be 4 times as old as Jack. How old are they now? ** 2 years ago: let x=jack's age 7x= Jill's age .. 3 years from now: (5 yrs hence) x+5=Jack's age 7x+5=Jill's age 7x+5=4(x+5)=4x+20 3x=15 x=5 .. Now: x+2=7 7x+2=37 jack's age now=7 Jill's age now=37