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The sum of the ages of Kamau and Oduor is 52 years. Five years ago, Odour was twice as old as Kamau. How old will Kamau be in 3 tears time ?

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Let's denote Kamau's current age as K and Oduor's current age as O.

From the given information, we have:

K + O = 52 (equation 1)

O - 5 = 2(K - 5) (equation 2)

From equation 1, we can express O in terms of K:

O = 52 - K

Substitute O = 52 - K into equation 2:

52 - K - 5 = 2(K - 5)

47 - K = 2K - 10

57 = 3K

K = 19

Therefore, Kamau is currently 19 years old. In 3 years time, Kamau will be 19 + 3 = 22 years old.

From the given information, we have:

K + O = 52 (equation 1)

O - 5 = 2(K - 5) (equation 2)

From equation 1, we can express O in terms of K:

O = 52 - K

Substitute O = 52 - K into equation 2:

52 - K - 5 = 2(K - 5)

47 - K = 2K - 10

57 = 3K

K = 19

Therefore, Kamau is currently 19 years old. In 3 years time, Kamau will be 19 + 3 = 22 years old.