Buddy is thrice the age of Nimfa. Six years later, Buddy will be twice as old as Nimfa. How old is each?

1 Answer
Jul 9, 2016

Answer:

Buddy's age is 18 and Nimfa's age is 6

Explanation:

It is said that Buddy's age is 3 times the age of Nimfa

Let us represent Nimfa's age as x
Meaning, Buddy's age will be represented as 3x

Next, in 6 years, Buddy's age is twice as old as Nimfa's age

Meaning that Buddy's age will be twice as old as Nimfa in 6 years

#2x=x+6#
#2x-x=x-x+6#
#x=6#
Basically, x=6. And as mentioned, Nimfa's age shall be represented as x, which is equals to 6 and Buddy's age is thrice the age of Nimfa.

That's why Buddy's age is 3 times 6, 18 and Nimfa is 6 years old