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Carlos is ten years older than Jose. Five years ago Carlos was three times as old as Jose. How old is Jose now? here's what i have so far: jose=j carlos=10+j

five years ago carlos would be: (10+j)-5? i'm not sure if i'm doing this correctly. please help.

5 years ago Jose's age = J5 years ago Carlos' age = 3JWe know that Carols is 10 years older than Jose so 3J - J = 2J = 102J = 10J = 5So Carlos is 20 now and Jose is 10 now
14 January 2014
Well done, this is correct! 
Jaspreet B.
21 January 2014
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