The combined age of a ship and its boiler is 48 years.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The ship is twice as old as

the boiler was

when the ship was half as old as

the boiler will be

when the boiler is three times as old as

the ship was

when the ship was three times as old as

the boiler.

How old is the ship?

What is the mathematical equation that will solve this problem?

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Can anyone confirm the answer?

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boiler is 3/5 ship age

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# Age of the ship?

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