**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