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Justin is 3 years older then Sam, and Justin’s age in 2 years will be twice what Sam’s age was 3 years ago. Find their present ages.

i got 14 and 17 but the answer is wrong

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  1. J = Justin's age

    S = Sam's age

    Justin is 3 years older then Sam mean:

    J = S + 3

    Justin’s age in 2 years will be twice what Sam’s age was 3 years ago mean:

    J + 2 = 2 ( S - 3 )

    Replace J = S + 3 in this equation.

    S + 3 + 2 = 2 * S - 2 * 3

    S + 5 = 2 S - 6 Subtract 5 to both sides

    S + 5 - 5 = 2 S - 6 - 5

    S = 2 S - 11 Add 11 to both sides

    S + 11 = 2 S - 11 + 11

    S + 11 = 2 S Subtracr S to both sides

    S + 11 - S = 2 S - S

    11 = S

    S = 11 yrs

    J = S + 3 = 11 + 3 = 14 yrs

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