Age questions ask you to figure out someone's past, current, or future age. To learn more about how to solve them, we recommend watching this lesson video: Past and Future Ages.

Here are some strategies the video mentions, which you might find helpful:

- Age questions often mention two different times (ex: In five years, John will be three times as old as Rachel is now). Make sure that you keep track of *which values* correspond to *which time* when you're setting up your equations; this will make solving the problem a lot easier!

- Usually, you want to your variables to represent people's ages *right now*. To represent their ages at different times, use addition or subtraction. For example, if a problem talks about Rachel's age now and Rachel's age in five years, you'll probably want to use *r* to represent Rachel's age now and *r + 5* to represent her age in five years.

I hope these tips and the video help! :) If you want some extra practice, here are some sample age problems you can work on:

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