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6 years ago Connie was 2 times as old as Sam was. If Connie is now 26 years old, how old is Sam now?

A. 16

B. 14

C. 11

D. 20

Explanation:

Creating an equation from the variables in this problem:
[Connie’s Age Now] – [6 Years Ago] = [2 Times as Old] x [Sam’s Age 6 Years Ago]
26 – 6 = 2 x Sam’s Age 6 Years Ago
Sam’s Age 6 Years Ago = (26-6)/2 = 20/2 = 10 so Sam is now 10 + 6 = 16 years old.

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