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# A Question Of Ages

Two youngsters are chatting about their ages. Tom is just three times as old as Mary, but in two years time he will be twice as old as she is. How old is each youngster?

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Tom is 6 and Mary is 2.Hide Answer Show Answer

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Mary is three times as smart as Tom when he was her age, but in two years time she will be only twice as smart as he is now. What will be her IQ when they are both 18 and how far and at what speed will he have traveled?

Yay I got it right! I know its marked as easy but it took me quite a while.

i didnt get it.!

seems that Mary is extraordinarily smart for her age, if she can understand multiplications at the age of 2

I got it without the calculator

How does this get ratings of 1.43 difficulty and 2.27 fun? Something's seriously wrong with the rating system.

Classic junior high textbook problem!

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