# Tom is 3 times as old as jerry, in 10 years he will be twice as old as jerry will be then, how old are the boys now?

##### 1 Answer

Tom is

#### Explanation:

You were given two pieces of information, one about the relationship between the current ages of the boys, and the other about the relationship between their ages *10 years* from now.

These two pieces of information will become *two equations* with two variables, Tom's age,

So, you know that at this point in time, Tom is three times older than Jerry. This means that you can write

*Ten years from now*, the two ages of the boys, which have increased by **twice** Jerry's age.

This means that you can write

This will be your system of equations

To solve this system, replace

This means that

The two ages of the boys are