Paul is 8 years older than Ciara. In 8 years the sum of their ages will be 58. How old is Paul now?

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Let p is the age of Paul  and c is the age of Ciara today.

We have p=c+8  after 8 years it will be; p+8+c+8=58 --->>>  c+8+8+c+8=58 --->>> 2c+24=58 --->>>

2c=58-24   --->>>  2c=34  so c=34/2=17 so Paul is today 17+8=25 years old
answered Feb 7 by tadinn Level 5 User (13,160 points)

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