Max is 12 years older than Susan. After four years, Max's age will be equal to thrice the age of Susan. Find their present ages

Answer:

Let us assume that Susan's present age be X years, then Max's present age will be (X + 12) years.

The equation we get is

(X + 12) + 4 = 3(X + 4)

X + 16 = 3X + 12

X - 3X = 12 - 16

-2X = - 4

X = 4/2 = 2 years.

Since Susan's age is 2 years, then Max's age will be (2 + 12) = 14 Years.

Ans: 2 years and 14 years.