# Question #25a29

##### 1 Answer

Oct 27, 2016

Jake is

Unlikely that this was the intended answer but I couldn't find any way of interpreting the question that gave reasonable results.

#### Explanation:

(Assuming "5 2a times Jake's.." should be "52 times Jake's..."

and that the "less 48" applies to 52 times Jake's age).

Let Jake's age be

and Jan's age be

We are told

[1]

and

[2]

Substituting

#color(white)("XXX")x+2x=52x-48

#color(white)("XXX")3x=52x-48

and since