3. Ying Yu turned 22 this year. In 8 years, she will be three times as old as her little brother will be then. How old is her little brother now? Answer

Answer:

He is 2 years old.

Step-by-step explanation:

She is 22, in 8 years she will be 30. 30 is 3×10. At that time, her brother will be 10; that is 8 years from now. So now, the little brother is 10-8 = 2 years old.

If you must show algebra work:

x = brother’s age now.

x+8=brother’s age in 8 years.

YingYu’s age in 8 years = 3 × brother’s age in 8 years