# How old are the siblings?

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A boy and his big sister are sitting around the kitchen table chatting.
The boy says,"If I take two years away from my age and gave them to you, you'd be twice my age."
The sister added," Why don't you just give me one more and then I"ll be three times your age."
How old are the siblings?

posted Nov 13, 2017

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Boy 6, Girl 6
6-2=4, 6+2=8
4-1=3, 8+1=9

answer Nov 15, 2017 by anonymous

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