AGE PROBLEM! PLEASE HELP!
Jam is 2 years younger than Sam. 4 years ago, 1/4 the age of Sam was a third of Jam's age. How old is each boy now?
So I have working equations but the answer is fraction so I need help :)
Let x be the age of Jam
Let y be the age of Sam
Let Jam's age 4 years ago be J, then we have,
J+2=Sam's age 4 years ago. But we have:
1/3J - 1/4J=1/2
1/12J=1/2 multiply both sides by 12
J=6, Jam's age 4 years ago
6+2=8 Sam's age 4 years ago, So we have:
6+4=10 Jam's age today
8+4=12 Sam's age today.