# Maths

At present, the ratio of Ann's age to Pamela's age is 4:3. Six yrs ago, their total age was 72yrs. what is Pamela's presnt age?

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0
3. 👁 323
1. let Ann's age be 4x
let Pam's age be 3x , notice the raio of their ages will be 4:3
six yrs ago

Ann: 4x-6
Pam: 3x-6

4x-6 + 3x-6 = 72

solve for x, easy from there

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0

## Similar Questions

1. ### Math

In a recent year there were the following numbers (in thousands) of licensed drivers in the United States. MALE: Age 19 and under - 4746 Age 20 - 1625 Age 21 - 1679 FEMALE: Age 19 and under - 4517 Age 20 - 1553 Age 21 - 1627

asked by Alex on April 10, 2013
2. ### algebra

the sum of the age of a girl and her brother is 26 year 3 years ago her age was 4 time the age of her brother. find their present age?

asked by kiran on November 11, 2014
3. ### math

The difference between the age of two cousins is 10 years.15 years ago,if the elder one was twice as old as the younger one,fund their present age

asked by Shivam on August 6, 2018
4. ### Math

Mark's age, x, is 6 times his age 2 years ago. Which equation represents the statement?

asked by Drew on September 6, 2017
5. ### Math algebra

After 15 years ,Ariel's age will become four times that of her present age . Find her present age.

asked by Vishwanath on May 1, 2017
1. ### math

Christin's age is equal to three times her age in 3 years' time minus three times her age 3 years ago. What is her age now? Please explain how you got the answer as well, thanks.

asked by anonymous on January 10, 2017
2. ### math (PLZ HELP ASAP)

The students asked their math teacher to tell them her age. She didn’t want to tell them, but she replied, “If you take two years from my present age the result will be three times my son’s age, and seven years ago my age

asked by Anonymous on May 14, 2016
3. ### problem solving.

10 yrs ago, Jane was 4 times as old as bianca. Now she is only twice as old as Bianca. Find their present age

asked by Ian on August 27, 2015
4. ### value

THE AGE OF A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER ARE IN RATIO 8:5 IF THE DAUGHTER AGE IS 15 WHAT WAS THE MOTHER AGE 6 YEARS AGO ?

asked by value on August 25, 2016
5. ### Math

Paul is 20 years older than joy four years ago; the ratio of their ages was 7:3 find the present age of Paul

asked by Jane on May 20, 2018
6. ### Simultaneous equation

Ann is older than Betty. Their ages in years are such that twice the square of Betty's age subtracted from the square of Ann's age gives a number equal to 6 times the difference of their ages. Given also that the sum of their ages

asked by HELP! on June 2, 2016