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 Question 132154: Tim is 2 times as old as his son. In 6 yrs he will be 3 times as old as his sons age was 6 years ago. How old is his son now? I think that the answer is his son is 24 and tim is 48. I think. maybe. Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 132273: A truck loaded with vegetables left Station B at 5:00 am and traveled eastward towards town M running at an average speed of 30 kph. At the same time, an express bus left Station A, 30 km west of Station B, and traveled eastward towards town M running at an average speed of 50 kph. When will the bus overtake the truck? Click here to see answer by nycsharkman(136)

 Question 132274: A truck loaded with vegetables left Station B at 5:00 am and traveled eastward towards town M running at an average speed of 30 kph. At the same time, an express bus left Station A, 30 km west of Station B, and traveled eastward towards town M running at an average speed of 50 kph. When will the bus overtake the truck? Click here to see answer by nycsharkman(136)

 Question 132272: Tony is half as old as Ric,Pete is 4 years younger than Ric and Don is 3 times as old as Tony. The sum of the ages of Tony and Ric 5 years hence is equal to the sum of the ages of Don and Pete 3 years ago. Find their present ages. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 132308: A girl is now one-fourth as old as her father, and in seven years she will be one-half as old as her father was twelve years ago. Find their present ages. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)
 Question 132308: A girl is now one-fourth as old as her father, and in seven years she will be one-half as old as her father was twelve years ago. Find their present ages. Click here to see answer by nycsharkman(136)

 Question 133068: how whould i set up an equation for this word problem four years ago, katie was twice as old as anne was then. in 6 years, anne will be the same age that katie is now. how old is each now? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 133204: rema is older than ken. the difference of their ages is 12 and the sum of their ages is 50. find the age of each Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28598)

 Question 133181: I have three word problems for age and I know that they are simple but I can't seem to find the correct formula 1. If John is x years old and Julia is 4 years younger, what age does Alfred have in each case? a) Alfred is 1 year older than the average age of John and Julia. b) Alfred is 2 years younger than 5 times the difference of John's and Julias ages. This math text is in Spanish so I translated the problems into English. 2. A father is 3 times as old as his son. In 12 years he will be double the age of his son. What are the father and son's ages now? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57395)

 Question 133376: Bob's friend Tim is 4 times as old as he is. Six years from now, Tim will be twice as old as Bob will be. How old is Bob now? Algebra 1. Click here to see answer by oscargut(891)

 Question 133416: Alice is 4 years younger than Betty and Carl is 3 times as old as Alice. Five years ago, Carl's age was 3 years less than twice the sum of the girls' ages then. How old is Carl now? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 133814: Bob was born 2 years after Clark and 2 years before Henry. In 1951, after all three of them had their birthdays, the sum of their ages was 144. In what years were they born? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 133909: The ages of Ann and Bill now add up to 91. Ann is three times as old as Bill was at the time when Ann was twice as old as Bill is now. How old are Ann and Bill? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 133910: The ages of Ann and Bill now add up to 91. Ann is three times as old as Bill was at the time when Ann was twice as old as Bill is now. How old are Ann and Bill now? Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 134086: Anne is now seven times as old as joan.In six years ann will be five times as old as joan.find the age of each one. Let a=Anne's age j=Joan's age a = 7j now.------------(1) In 6 yrs, a+6 =5(j+6)---(2) (2)-(1): 6= 5(j+6)-6j==> 6=5j+30-7j =30-2j==> j=24/2=12. Substitute j=12 in (1) to get a=7*12=84. a= Anne's age=84 and j=joan's age =12 Click here to see answer by Ganesha(13)

 Question 134131: Hello I am trying to find the solution to this problem about age. Im not sure if you divide or what steps you take to complete this problem. I would think you divide 28 evenly...but i'm confused. Any help would be great! Ralph is ten years older than his sister Rose. If the sum of their ages in three years is 28, how old are they now? Be sure to include all necessary work and the ages of each person. Thank you very much for your time, Mrs. Gibson Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 134344: four years ago, katie was twice as old as anne was then. in 6 years, anne will be the same age that katie is now. how old is each now? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57395)

 Question 134375: when a plane flies into the wind, it can travl 3000 km in 6 hours. when it flies with the wind, it can travel the same distance in 5 hours. Find the rate of the plane in still air and the rate of the wind. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 134417: My problem : At a recent birthday party for a friend of mine, I pointed out the following to my friend: Thirteen years ago, you were half as old as you will be five years from now. What was my friend's age? I have no work to show on this one because the sample(below) shows that Im doing formula all wrong....Please help me see where I am going wrong. Its been a while and Im obviously close but too rusty :P SAMPLE: At a recent birthday party for a friend of mine, I pointed out the following to my friend: Eighty-eight years ago, you were one-third as old as you will be six years from now. My answer: 123 correct answer was 135 Sample problem solutions 88+6=94/3=31+94=125 or 88/3=29+88+6=123 Thank you really for taking the time having done tutoring myself I appreciate what you guys are doing here. Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)
 Question 134417: My problem : At a recent birthday party for a friend of mine, I pointed out the following to my friend: Thirteen years ago, you were half as old as you will be five years from now. What was my friend's age? I have no work to show on this one because the sample(below) shows that Im doing formula all wrong....Please help me see where I am going wrong. Its been a while and Im obviously close but too rusty :P SAMPLE: At a recent birthday party for a friend of mine, I pointed out the following to my friend: Eighty-eight years ago, you were one-third as old as you will be six years from now. My answer: 123 correct answer was 135 Sample problem solutions 88+6=94/3=31+94=125 or 88/3=29+88+6=123 Thank you really for taking the time having done tutoring myself I appreciate what you guys are doing here. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28598)

 Question 134820: hi i need your help on this one age problem that im stumped on grandma is three years younger than grandpa and at their 30th anniversery, grandma was 17/18 of grandpa's age. how old were they when they got married? thanks for your help Click here to see answer by stanbon(57395)

 Question 134832: hi really need help...thanks a bunch In five years annie's age will be one half of Sean's age. IN twelve years, one half of Annie's age will be one third of Sean's age. How old are they now? thanks a lot Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 134895: A child is 1/3 the age of an older sibling. The sum of the children's ages is 16. How old is the younger child? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 134895: A child is 1/3 the age of an older sibling. The sum of the children's ages is 16. How old is the younger child? Click here to see answer by dbashant(7)

 Question 135230: In 13 years, the sum of ages of 4 people will be 97. What would be the sum of their ages in 7 years? Please EXPLAIN! Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8912)

 Question 114748: The sum of 6 times John's age and 5 times Mary's age is 150. John is 2 years less than twice as old as Mary. Find each of their ages. Click here to see answer by awang1996(50)

 Question 135689: a girl is 2/3 older than her sister. In 6 years, she will be 4/5 older and in 15 years it will be 7/8. Both girls are under 10 years old. what are their ages? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57395)

 Question 135877: Luis is 10 years older than his brother. Next year, he will be three times as old as his brother. How old is Luis now and What will the brothers age be next year? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 135920: Mike's age is three fourths of Mary's age. In 5 years Mike's age will be seven ninths Mary's age. How old is Mike now? Please help with this problem. Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 131788: I really need help: In 5 years Chim will be three times as old as Jared. The sum of their ages is 42. How old are Chim and Jared. Click here to see answer by awang1996(50)

 Question 136374: Please help! I'm totally stuck... Jennifer is four years older than her sister, Sue. In four years she will be twice as old as Sue was 5 years ago. Find their ages now. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 136374: Please help! I'm totally stuck... Jennifer is four years older than her sister, Sue. In four years she will be twice as old as Sue was 5 years ago. Find their ages now. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 136943: suppose that x represents a womans age now. express her age in five years Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 137173: Jack is 15 years old, and his sister, Jane is 5 years old. In how many years will jack be twice as old as Jane? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)
 Question 137173: Jack is 15 years old, and his sister, Jane is 5 years old. In how many years will jack be twice as old as Jane? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 137612: Five years ago, a man was seven times as old as his niece was at the time. Ten years from now the man will be twice as old as his niece will be. Find the present ages of the man and of the girl. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 137916: Jim's age is 4 years less than 3 times Fred's age, if Fred's age is doubled and added to Jim's age the result is 56. How old are Jim and Fred? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 130825: The sum of Carl's and Patricia's ages is 30. Thirteen years ago, Patricia was three times as old as Carl. How old is each now. This is one of the many questions on my homework assignment. I have no clue how to figure out these problems. Please help me learn to set it up correctly. Click here to see answer by awang1996(50)

 Question 138992: A paleontologist discovers a fossil and wishes to determine its age. This can be done by measuring the amount of carbon-14 that is contained in the fossil. It is known that the decay of carbon-14 can be modeled with the exponential decay function ￼. The paleontologist discovers that the fossil contains 70% of its original amount of carbon-14. Assume that the half-life of carbon-14 is 5600 years and determine the age of the fossil. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 138969: The Bold One is 3 times The Timid One's age. in 12 years, The Bold One will be 2 times the Timid One's age. How old is the Timid One now? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 139436: Bernie is the oldest of the four Bryant brothers. Bobby is twice as old as Billy, but 2 years younger then Bernie. Bernie is twice as old as Buddy. The youngest Bryant brother is 6 years old. What are the ages of the four Bryant brothers? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 139492: 1. The sum of the ages of John and Jacob is 20 years. Two years from now , one will be thrice as old as the other then. Find their present ages. 2. The sum of the ages of Manny and Dennis is 47 years. Seven years ago, Manny was twice as old as Dennis was then. How old is each now? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 139565: when grandpa was over fifty but less than eighty, he told a friend, "each of my sons has as many sons as brothers, and the number of my years is exactly that of the number of all my sons and grandsons." how many sons and grandsons does grandpa have? Click here to see answer by frostusna(7)

 Question 140226: I need an equation for this problem, the sum of the present ages of Eric and his father is 58 years. In 10 years his father will be twice as old as Ericwill be at that time. Find their present ages. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 140380: Aunt Amelia had been a good schoolteacher in the days of the little red schoolhouse, and she still remembered. "That's a big secret, but you can figure it out if you really want to know, she told Tony in reply to his question. If you switch the two figures of my age, reverse their order, you'll get a third of what my age was five years ago. You try!" Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

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