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## George is 8 years more than twice the age of his son Tom. If the difference of their ages is 38, how old is George?

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Hi Jonathon;

Tom's age =x

George' age=2x+8

(2x+8)-x=38

x+8=38

Let's subtract 8 from both sides...

-8+x+8=38-8

x=30=Tom's age

George=2(30)+8

George=68