posted by Missy

Mayla's mother is 3 times as old as Mayla. Eight years ago her mother was 7 times as old as Mayla. What are their ages now?

A: Mayla 10; her mother 30
B: Mayla 12; her mother 36
C: Mayla 13; her mother 39
D: Mayla 14; her mother 42

I think the answer is B. But I want to know is there an equation.

1. bobpursley

MM=3M
MM-8=7(M-8)

subtracting the equations...
8=3M-7M+56
4M=48
and you are correct.

## Similar Questions

1. ### MATH

1. A father is three times as old as his son. Five years ago the sum of their ages was 30. How old is the father now?
2. ### math

A mother is 4 times as old as her son and 5 times as old as her daughter .When the son is three times as old as he is now, the mother's age will be 3 year's more than twice the daughter's age then what are there current ages?
3. ### batac national high school

A mother is three times as old as her son. Eight years ago, she was 4 more than five times the age of her son. How old is the mother now?
4. ### Math

The sum of te ages of Karen and her mother is 100. Thirty years ago, Karen's mother was 9 times as old as Karen was then. How old is Karen now
5. ### Math

a mother is twice as old her daughter.she was six times her age twenty years ago.how old is the mother now?
6. ### Maths

a mother is three times as old as her daughter. five years later, the mother will be two and a half times as old as her daughter. Find their present ages.
7. ### Maths

a mother is three times as old as her daughter five years later the mother will be two and a half times as old as her daughter and find their present ages
8. ### Maths ( Higher Level) Simultaneous Equations.

A mother is x years old, her son is y years old and the sum of theirs ages together is 58 years. Five years ago, the mother was five times as old as the son. Write two equations in x and y and solve them to find the age of their mother …
9. ### Math

A mother is now three time as old as her daughter five years ago there sum of ages was 50 find mother age now
10. ### Math

A mother is 20 years older than her daughter.if the daughter is y years old. (A) How old is the mother?

More Similar Questions