Sam is 9 years older than angel. Six years from now, Sam age will be thrice the age of angel 3 years ago. Find their present ages.

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asked by Trisha
  1. Let x be Sam's age and y be Angel's age.

    "Sam is 9 years older than Angel."

    x = y + 9

    "Six years from now..."
    x + 6

    "...thrice the age of Angel 3 years ago".

    3(y - 3)

    x + 6 = 3(y - 3)

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