Lina is 5 years older than Jane. Eight years ago she was three times the age of Jane.

Let's assume that Jane is

Eight years ago Jane was [

(x + 5) - 8 =

x - 3 = 3x - 24

2x = 21

x = 10.5

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**(x)**years old, then Lina will be**(x + 5)**years old.Eight years ago Jane was [

**(x)**- 8] years old. Lina was [**(x + 5)**- 8] years old.(x + 5) - 8 =

*3**(x - 8)x - 3 = 3x - 24

2x = 21

x = 10.5

**Jane is 10.5 years old, and Lina is 15.5 years old**(

*Just for check:*Eight years ago Jane was 2.5 y. o., and Lina was 7.5 y. o.)