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# Alicia is x years old. Her aunt is three times her age. in 8 years, their total combined age will 48 years. Question 1. Write a linear equation for their total age in 8 years. Question 2. Find Alicia and her Aunt's present age. First answer will get Brainiest. If you want more points answer the question I just asked it's the same question.

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Answer:Question 1: x + 8 + 3x + 8 = 48Question 2: Alicia is 8, her aunt is 24 Step-by-step explanation:Question 1: 'x' represents Alicia's age. 3x is her aunt's age because her aunt is 3 times her age. In 8 years, their combined age will be 48. They each age 8 years, so x becomes x + 8, and 3x becomes 3x + 8Question 2: solve the equation x + 8 + 3x + 8 = 48 4x + 16 = 48 (combine like terms) 4x = 32 (subtract 16 from both sides) x = 8 (divide by 4 on both sides)Since x is Alicia's age, she is 8, since 3x is her aunt's age, her aunt is 3(8) = 24