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We can set up this question using the IVY approach. “Is”

can be converted to “=” and “times” can be converted to the multiplication sign “x”.

Let m and t be Tom’s Mom’s age and Tom’s age now, respectively.

Then \(m = 5t\) since Tom’s mom is five times as old as Tom.

We also have

\(m + 6 = 3(t + 6)\) since Tom’s mom will be three times as old as Tom in 6 years.

Plugging \(m = 5t\) into the second equation yields

\(5t + 6 = 3t + 18\) or \(2t = 12.\)

So, \(t = 6\).

Therefore, the answer is D.

Answer: D

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