In Two Years I Will Be Twice as Old

Gracie went for a morning walk and met her old friend Suzie and her daughter Jennie after a long time. Gracie asked Suzie how old is Jennie to which Jennie replied, “In two years i will be twice as old as I was five years ago”. How old is Jennie?


Jennie is 12 years old.

Let x be Jennie’s age. We can come up with the equation:
x + 2 = 2(x – 5)

Solvingo for x gives 12. In 2 years time, Jennie will be 14 years old. Five years ago, Jennie was 7 years old – half of 14.

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