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    Need help With this word Problem

    A says to B "I am twice as old as u were when i was as old as u are". The sum of their present ages is 63.Find their ages.

    Plz Try to solve this Quickly because i need it by today.. :s and also when u give answer, give it with explanation plz. .

    Thx in advance i would really appreciate ur help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kashifnizamani View Post
    A says to B "I am twice as old as u were when i was as old as u are". The sum of their present ages is 63.Find their ages.
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    Let x be the present age of A and y be the present age of B.

    Solve the following equations simultaneously:

    x + y = 63 .... (1)

    x - z = y .... (2)

    x = 2 (y - z) .... (3)

    I'll let you figure out what z represents.
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