Posted by **Lorie** on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 1:03pm.

Ricky is 5 years older than Sara. Three years ago he was twice her age. How old is Ricky? Thanks for the help!

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**Steve**, Friday, April 5, 2013 at 2:15pm
r=s+5

r-3 = 2(s-3)

(r,s)=(13,8)

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**Wayne**, Friday, April 5, 2013 at 2:21pm
Sarah is 8, Ricky is 13

age now age 3 yrs ago

Sara x x - 3

ricky x + 5 (x+5)-3

so (x+5-3)= 2*(x-3)

x+2=2x-6

x=8

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