Kevin is 3 times as old as Daniel. 4 years ago, Kevin was 5 times as old as Daniel.
How old is Kevin now?

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(1) Answers

jordanlacy13

X is Kevin; Y is Dan
X = 3Y
X - 4 = 5(Y - 4)
3Y - 4 = 5(Y - 4)
3Y - 4 = 5Y - 20
+ 4 +4
4 cancels each other out.
3Y = 5Y - 16
- 5 -5
5 cancels each other out.
-2Y = -16
/2 /2
Y = 8
X = 3Y;
X = 3 x 8;
Thus,
X = 24;
Kevin(x) is 24