# Math Help - ok, another one for you

1. ## ok, another one for you

In 7 years, Maria will be four times as old as Algelica will be then. The sum of their ages now is 71.

How old will each of them be in 5 years.

2 variables and 2 equations.

Can someone please just write the equation??????????? I can take it from there.

Thanks

2. ## Equations only

In 7 years, Maria will be four times as old as Algelica will be then.

$M+7=4A$

The sum of their ages now is 71.

$M+A=71$

How old will each of them be in 5 years.

$M+5=?$

$A+5=?$