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Five years ago, a mother was three times as old as her son. ten years from now, mother will be two times as old as her son. how old are they now?
let x be the age of the son now, and y be the age of his mother. We were given: 3(x - 5) = y - 5; y + 10 = 2(x + 10), solve the system of equations we get x = 20, y = 50. The son is 20 years old and the mother is 50 years old now.
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