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If steve were half his age older, he would be twice the age

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If steve were half his age older, he would be twice the age [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2006, 20:07
If steve were half his age older, he would be twice the age of Eve. Twelve years ago, Eve was two-thirds Steve's age. How old is Steve?

A. 12
B. 24
C. 36
D. 48
E. 72

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2006, 21:58
S+S/2=2E equation 1
E-12=2/3*(S-12) equation 2
Solve them and find that Steve is 48 yo
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