## Math Word Problems: Solving Age Problems Part 1

This is the second topic in the **Word Problems Series**. In this series of posts, we are going to discuss age problems. In age problems, most times, ages of persons at different points in time — past, present, and future — are asked about.

One of the most famous age problems in the history of mathematics is Diohpantus’ Riddle. After this series, you should be able to provide a solution to Diophatus’ age problem. 🙂

As we have done in the previous topic, we will start with simple problems. As we go on, the problems become more complicated. Let us start with the first problem.

**PROBLEM 1**

Adrian’s age is one less than twice Carlo’s age. The sum of their ages is 50. What are their ages?

**Solution**

As you have probably noticed that this problem is very similar to the problems we discussed earlier. Age problems just like most algebra problems which are number problems in disguise. » Read more