# SOLUTION: Barry is four times as old as Nick. If the difference between their ages is 42 years, how old is Barry?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 407390: Barry is four times as old as Nick. If the difference between their ages is 42 years, how old is Barry?Answer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ``` Hi difference between their ages is 42 Let x and (x-42) represent Barry and Nick's ages respectively Question states*** x = 4(x-42) Solving for x 168 = 3x x = 56, Barry's age. Nick is 14. (56-42) CHECKING our Answer*** 56 = 4*14 ```