Posted by Annie on .
Adam is 5 years younger than Eve. In 1 year, Eve will be three times as old as Adam was 4 years ago. Find their ages now.

Ms. Sue Please HELP 
Reiny,
at present time:
Eve x years
Adam  x5 years
one year from now, Eve will be x+1
four years ago Adam was x5  4 = x9
x+1 =3(x9)
x+1 = 3x  27
2x = 28
x=14
so Eve is now 14 and Adam is 9
check:
one year from now Eve will be 15
four years ago Adam was 5
is 15 three times 5 ?? YES