Posted by **Alec** on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 9:14pm.

Bernie is the oldest of the four Bryant brothers. Bobby is twice as old as Billy, but 2 years younger than Bernie. Bernie is twice as old as Buddy. The youngest Bryant brother is 6 years old. What are the ages of the four Bryant brothers?

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 10:21pm
Let's start with Buddy, let his age be x

"Bernie is twice as old as Buddy"

Bernie is 2x

"Bobby is 2 years younger than Bernie"

Bobby is 2x-2

"Bobby is twice as old as Billy"

Billy is 1/2 Bobby's age or x-1

looks like Billy could be the youngest, so

x-1 = 6

x=7

Then

Buddy is 7

Bernie is 14

Bobby is 12 and

Billy is 6

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