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# How old is Tom? Tom is four years older than Kate. In two years, Kate will be twice as old as Marianne, who is four. A. 10B. 12C. 14D. 16E. 18

Asked by Henry, Last updated: May 21, 2020

Kate in two years will be 8 because M is 4 now. So two years from now Kate will be twice as old. Not real timeframe or else M would age just as much as Kate so Kate can never be twice as old. So Kate is 6 now plus 4 equaling 10.

Tchatchwajunior

T= k+4
but
k= (m2) +2
if m is 4
k= (42)+2
k=10
but T=K+4
T=10+4
=14

#### Sakthisureshbabu

Age of Tom(T)=4+k
Age of Marianne(M)=4
Given:
In two years age of Kate will be Twice as old as Marianne.
Twice the age of Mariannein two years=2+2(M)
=2+2(4)
Age of Kate =10
Age of Tom=4+k
=4+10
=14

#### John Smith

John Smith

14
Set up a simple equation: T = K + 4 K + 2 = 2 (M + 2) M = 4 Substitute 4 for M. K + 2 = 2 (4 + 2) K + 2 = 2 6 K + 2 = 12 K = 10 Then substitute 10 for K. T = K + 4 T = 10 + 4 T = 14