## Cassandra bought an antique dresser for $500. If the value of her dresser increases 6% annually, what will be the value of Cassandra’s dresser at the end of 3 years to the nearest dollar?

October 13, 2019// Blog//

**Answer:**

Ashley is 9 years old now

**Step-by-step explanation:**

**Given** :

Alfonso is 8 years older than Ashley.

Five years ago Alfonso was three times as old as Ashley.

**To Find** : Ashley’s age

**Solution : **

**Let Ashley’s age be x years**

Since we are given that Alfonso is 8 years older than Ashley.

**So, Alfonso’s age = (x+8) years.**

**Five years ago,**

**Ashley’s age was (x-5) years.**

**And Alfonso was three times as old as Ashley.**

**⇒(x+8)-5= 3(x-5)**

⇒x+3 = 3 x -15

⇒18 = 2 x

⇒x = 18/2

⇒x = 9

**Thus , Ashley’s age ‘x’ is 9 years **

**Alfonso’s age = (x+8) = (9+8) = 17 years.**

**Hence, Ashley is 9 years old now .**

**Option 1 is correct.**