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5 yrs ago Montys age was 5 years less than twice Rachels age. In 3 years, one third of Rachels age will be 12 years less than Montys age. How old are they now?

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M-5=2R+5
1/3(R+3)=(M+3)+12

Can you take it from here?

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No - that comes out to a negative number - doesnt it? Can you show the next steps?? I am not sure why it is not coming out -

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