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      Their Ages ? :

Edwin: "Do you know, when the Timpkinses married eighteen years ago
Timpkins was three times as old as his wife, and to-day he is just twice as old as she?"
Angelina: "Then how old was Mrs. Timpkins on the wedding day?"
Can you answer Angelina's question?

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      Their Ages ? :     ANSWER

The age of the younger at marriage is always the same as the number of years
that expire before the elder becomes twice her age, if he was three times as old at marriage.
In our case it was eighteen years afterwards; therefore Mrs. Timpkins
was eighteen years of age on the wedding-day, and her husband fifty-four.