Brian is 2 years older than Malachy. Caroline is 8 years younger than Malachy. If the total

Question: Brian is 2 years older than Malachy. Caroline is 8 years younger than Malachy. If the total of their ages is 66, how old is the eldest of them?

Answer: Brain =x,   Malachy = x – 2,     Caroline= x – 10

x + (x – 2) + (x – 10) = 66

3x – 12 = 66

3x = 78

x = 26

Brain =x,   Malachy = x – 2,     Caroline= x – 10

Brain =26,   Malachy = 24,     Caroline= 16

The answer is Brain

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