Posted by **Joe** on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 12:26pm.

Ellen is 11 years older than Maja. Last year Ellen was twice as old as Maja. How old is Maja now?

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**Steve**, Monday, February 25, 2013 at 12:32pm
E = M+11

Last year,

(E-1) = 2(M-1)

so, substitute:

(M+11-1) = 2(M-1)

M+10 = 2M-2

M = 12

so, E=23

Check: last year, 22 = 2*11

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