Ricky is twice as old as Perry.In 4 years Ricky's age will be 2 years less than Perry's age 3 years ago.find their present ages.
Not possible.... RIcky is older than Perry to start......how , in 4 years can he be less?
I will assume
In 4 years Perry's
Ricky's age will be 2 years less than Ricky's Perry's age 3 years ago
R = 2P and
(P+4) + 2 = R-3 or P = R-9 sub into first equation
R = 2(R-9)
R = 2R -18
-R = -18
R = 18 y/o then P = 9 y/o