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Hunter and Riley

Hunter and Riley are both the same age.

Hunter multiplied his age by three, subtracted two then multiplied the answer by five.

Riley multiplied her age by fourteen then added five

Hunter and Riley arrived at the same answer as each other.

How old are Hunter and Riley?

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