Gregory is 30 years younger than Meredith. 4 years ago, Meredith's age was 2 times Gregory's age. How old is Gregory now?
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x = Meredith’s age now x  30 = Gregory’s age now {Gregory is 30 years younger than Meredith} Ages 4 years ago x  4 = Meredith’s age 4 years ago x  34 = Gregory’s age 4 years ago {subtracted 4 from current ages} x  4 = 2(x  34) {four years ago, Meredith was two times Gregory} x  4 = 2x  68 {used distributive property} x = 64 {added 68 and subtracted x from each side} x  30 = 34 {substituted 64, in for x, into x  30} Gregory is 34 now Ask the House
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