Bunuel wrote:

Tough and Tricky questions: Word Problems.

If Sarah was 21 years old exactly 5 years ago, how old was Larry exactly 9 years ago?

(1) Larry is now twice Sarah's age.

(2) Twelve years ago, Jill was 6 years older than Sarah and 20 years younger than Larry.

Kudos for a correct solution.now sarah is 26 years old

(1)

larry is now 52 years old, so 9 years ago larry was 43 years old. pretty straightforward

(2)

this one is bit tricky

12 years ago

sarah was 14

jill was 20, so far so good

so, now jill is 32

one thing very important to notice here is that, 12 years ago jill was younger than larry by 20 years,

so its very natural to assume that until now, jill is still so ..

thus larry is now 32 + 20 = 52

9 years ago she was 43

D wins

thanks

cheers through the kudos button if this helps