Posted by **cely** on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 6:04am.

Tanya is 12 years older than leah. Three years ago, Tanya was five times as old as leah. How old is leah?

- math -
**Reiny**, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 8:52am
let Leah present age be x yrs

then Tanya is now x+12

Three years ago, Leah was x-3

and Tanya was x+12 - 3 or x+9

at that time "Tanya was five times as old as leah"

x+9 = 3(x-3)

x+9 = 3x - 9

18 = 2x

x = 9

So Leah is now 9, and Tanya is now 21

check:

three years ago Leah was 6 and Tanya was 18

Was Tanya three times as old?

is 18 equal to 3 times 6?

- math -
**Anonymous**, Monday, November 12, 2012 at 2:16pm
Tanya's age t is three times Martin's age m.

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- math - Please help me solve this word problem. If Leah is 6 years older than her...
- math - If Leah is 6 years older than Sue, and John is 5 years older than Leah, ...
- math - 3. If Leah is 6 years older than Sue and John is 5 years older than Leah...
- algebra - Althea is 5 years older than Leah, and Leah is 4 years older than ...
- math word probelm - If Leah is six years older than Sue, and John is 5 years ...
- Math - Gabriella is x years old.Her sister Felicia,is six years old than she is....
- Algebra - Tanya is 1 year less than three times the age of her sister Jessica. ...
- Math - If Leah is 6 yr.s older than sister, Sue, & John is 5 yrs. older than ...
- math - Tanya`s grandfather was 8 times older to her 16years ago.He would be 3 ...
- Math - Simon and Leah had Eight stamps. Leah had three times as many stamps as ...