William is six years older than Robert. In two years, William will be twice as old as Robert. Find their ages. William is now ? years old, and Robert is ? years old.

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Originally Posted by shelbylynn William is six years older than Robert. In two years, William will be twice as old as Robert. Find their ages. William is now ? years old, and Robert is ? years old. Hi shelbylynn, Just state the facts. Let r = Robert's age now Let r + 6 = William's age now Let r + 2 = Robert's age 2 yrs from now Let r + 6 + 2 = William's age 2 years from now. In two years William will be twice as old as Robert: r + 8 = 2(r + 2)

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