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Benjamin and Victoria

Benjamin and Victoria are both the same age.

Benjamin multiplied his age by five, subtracted four then multiplied the answer by two.

Victoria multiplied her age by nine then added two

Benjamin and Victoria arrived at the same answer as each other.

How old are Benjamin and Victoria?

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