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# John is 20 years older than Brian. 12 years ago, John was

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John is 20 years older than Brian. 12 years ago, John was twice as old as Brian. How old is Brian?

what's wrong with this word translation ??'

J= B + 20

J-12=2 (B+8)
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07 May 2012, 04:46
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John is 20 years older than Brian. 12 years ago, John was twice as old as Brian. Howold is Brian?

what's wrong with this word translation ??'

J= B + 20

J-12=2 (B+8)

John is 20 years older than Brian --> J=B+20;
12 years ago, John was twice as old as Brian --> J-12=2*(B-12);

Solving: B=32.

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