# Fred is 4 years older than Barney. Five years ago the sum of their ages was 48. How old are they now?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 8, 2018

Fred is

Barney is

#### Explanation:

Let Fred's age be denoted as

Then,

Five years ago, the sum of their ages was

So, five years ago Barney was

Let's find out how old Fred was five years ago:

Fred was

Therefore, Fred is now