# SOLUTION: tom is three times as old as lee. in 7 years, the sum of half of tom's present age and 1/3 of lee's age will be the same as tom age now. how old will tom be in 7 years?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 305057: tom is three times as old as lee. in 7 years, the sum of half of tom's present age and 1/3 of lee's age will be the same as tom age now. how old will tom be in 7 years? Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!T = Tom's present age L = Lee's present age : tom is three times as old as lee. T = 3L : in 7 years, the sum of half of tom's present age and 1/3 of lee's age will be the same as tom age now. T + (L+7) = T Multiply by 6, results 3T + 2(L+7) = 6T 3T + 2L + 14 = 6T : Replace T with 3L 3(3L) + 2L + 14 = 6(3L) : 9L + 2L + 14 = 18L : 11L + 14 = 18L : 14 = 18L - 11L : 14 = 7L L = L = 2 yrs then 3(2) = 6 yrs is Tom's age : how old will tom be in 7 years? 13 yrs