# SOLUTION: sally is 12 years older than her brother matt. four years from now, matt will be two-thirds as old as sally will be four years from now. how old are they now?

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 Question 472735: sally is 12 years older than her brother matt. four years from now, matt will be two-thirds as old as sally will be four years from now. how old are they now?Answer by stanbon(60771)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!sally is 12 years older than her brother matt. four years from now, matt will be two-thirds as old as sally will be four years from now. how old are they now? ---------- Equations: s = m + 12 --- m+4 = (2/3)(s+4) --- Substitute for "s" and solve for "m": m+4 = (2/3)(m+16) 3m+12 = 2m+32 ---- m = 20 (Matt's age now) --- s = m + 12 s = 32 (Sally's age now) =========================== Cheers, stan H. ==========