In two years I will be twice as old as I was three years ago - How old is she? Garima went for a morning walk and met her old friend Shamita and her daughter Jaya after a long time. Garima asked Shamita how old is Jaya to which Jaya replied “In two years I will be twice as old as I was three years ago”. How old is Jaya?

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2015-11-13T21:56:21+05:30
Let Jaya's age be X
After 2 years her age will be X +2
Before 3 years her age was X - 3
Given,2(X -3)= X +2
X -6 = X +2
X = 8
Jaya is 8 years old

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2015-11-13T22:51:47+05:30
Jaya's present age = x years
according to question,
x+2 = 2(x-3)
⇒ x+2 = 2x - 6
⇒ 2x - x = 2 + 6
⇒ x = 8

∴jaya's age is 8 years
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