Steps to Solving Age Problems:

o Read the question to see if it is a "Now and Then" question.

If it is a Now And Then question, draw a chart with

Now and Then above the columns

Decide which person is going to be X. (Usually the person

being compared to) Enter the relationship for

X and the other person(s)

Read the number of years added or subtracted and

add or subtract from first column. Write this in the Then column

Read the next information. Who are they talking about?

That will be where you put the equal sign, then write the

new relationship.

The box with your equal sign has the equation you need

to solve. Use teeter totter technique to solve for X

Try for the following question

Jen is 32 years older than her cousin Howard. Twenty years ago

Jen was twice as old as Howard was then. How old are they now?

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