Jack is 6 years older than Jane. Six years ago he was twice as old as she was. How old is Jane now?

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Hello, Godfather!

Jack is six years older than Jane.

Six years ago he was twice as old as she was.

How old is Jane now?

Make a row for each person.

Make a column for "Now".

Let = Jane's age now.

Then = Jack's age now.

. . Write those in the "Now" column.

Make a column for the other time period: "6 years ago".

Six year ago, both were six years younger.

. . Jack was only years old.

. . Jane was only years old.

Write those in the second column.

It says, "Six years ago, Jack was twice Jane's age ."

. . and there is our equation: .