# Lauren is 1 year more than twice Joshua’s age. 3 years from now, Jared will be 27 less than twice Lauren’s age. 4 years ago, Jared was 1 year less than 3 times Joshua’s age. How old will Jared be 3 years from now?

##### 2 Answers

**Present age of Lauren, Joshua and Jared be**

**years. After** **years Jared will be** **years.**

#### Explanation:

Let the present age of Lauren, Joshua and Jared be

After

we get

Lauren, Joshua and Jared be

After

Jared will be

#### Explanation:

For age problems such as these, it is useful to draw a table showing past, present and future, with a row for each person mentioned.

Choose the variable to be the youngest person's age and write an expression for all the others in terms of that variable.

Let Joshua's age

JOSHUA:

LAUREN:

JARED:

Use the ages shown in blue to write an equation.

In

This is Joshua's age

JOSHUA:

LAUREN:

JARED:

Check: