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we're told that jared is twice the age of his brother Peter so jared is twice the age of his brother Peter Peter is four years old Peter is four years old and jared is twice the age of his brother Peter so jared is twice Peters age of four and then they tell us Talia's age is three times Jared's age how old are Talia and Jared so Talia's age is three times Jared's age so let's divide this down we have Peter is four years old so Peter Peters age Peters age he's four years old Jared is twice the age of his brother Peter so Jared let me do that in yellow so Jared that's not yellow Jared Jared is twice the age of his brother so twice twice is the same thing as two times two times the age of his brother we could though you could say Jared is twice the age of his brother or jared is 2 times the age of his brother well his brother is four they told us that right over there so Jared is going to be two times four years old two times four years old and if you know your multiplication tables you know that's the same thing as 8 2 times 4 is 8 4 times 2 is 8 or you know this is the same thing as Peter's age twice which is the same thing as 4 plus 4 that would also get you 8 so this would give you so Jared's age is equal to 8 and then finally they say Talia's age let me write Talia's Tahlia right over here Talia's age and they say it they tell it to us right over here it's 3 times Jared's age so Talia's age is 3 times Jarrod's age well we were able to figure out Jared's age it is 8 it is 3 times Jared's age if you know your multiplication tables this should maybe jump out at you and your multiplication tables really are one of those things in math that you should just just really just no back and forth just because it'll make the rest of your life very very very simple but or you could view three times eight is literally eight three times so it's eight plus eight plus eight 8 plus 8 is 16 16 plus 8 is 24 so 3 times 8 is 24 so Peter is 4 jared is 8 and Thalia is 24