Paul is 20 years older than joy four years ago; the ratio of their ages was 7:3 find the present age of Paul
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Paul is 20 years older than Joy. Four years ago the ratio of their ages was 7:3. Find the present age of Paul.
current ages:
Joy  x
Paul  x+20
Ages four years ago:
Joy  x4
Paul  x+16
(x+16)/(x4) = 7/3
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answered by Reiny 
4 years ago:
Joy was X years old,
Paul was x + 20 years old,
(x+20)/x = 7/3,
3x + 60 = 7x,
X = 15.
x + 20 = 15 + 20 = 35 years,
Today: Paul's age = 35 + 4 = 39. 👍
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