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    Question Age problem!

    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.
    Last edited by mr fantastic; April 30th 2010 at 04:45 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shelbylynn View Post
    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)
    Last edited by mr fantastic; April 30th 2010 at 04:46 PM.
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