Gavin and Maria are both the same age.
Gavin multiplied his age by three, subtracted three then multiplied the answer by two.
Maria multiplied her age by five then added three
Gavin and Maria arrived at the same answer as each other.
How old are Gavin and Maria?
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Let Gavin and Maria be x years old.
2(3x  3) = 5x + 3
6x  6 = 5x + 3
x = 9
Gavin and Maria are both nine years old.
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