Posted by ibrahim on Friday, December 2, 2011 at 9:33am.
mary's age is (2\3) that of peter's .two years ago mary's age was (1\2) of what peter's age will be in 5 years time .how old is peter now?

math  drwls, Friday, December 2, 2011 at 9:47am
Let M and P be their ages now.
M = (2/3) P
M  2 = (P+5) /2
Now, rearrange the last equation.
2M  4 = P + 5
2M  P = 9
4M  2P = 18
From the first equation,
3M  2P = 0
Subtract the last equation from the one before it.
M = 18
P = 27
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