# Pete is 12 years old and his grandfather is 63 years old. In how many years will Pete's age be 1/4 that of his grandfather?

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3.75 years.

Multiply 1/4 and 63

1/4 x 63= 63/4

Convert 63/4 into decimal

63/4= 15.75

Subtract 15.75 to 12

15.75 - 12= 3.75

Multiply 1/4 and 63

1/4 x 63= 63/4

Convert 63/4 into decimal

63/4= 15.75

Subtract 15.75 to 12

15.75 - 12= 3.75

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X = answer to the question

Based on the problem, Pete's age must be 1/4 of his grandfather's age. Therefore,

4(12+x) = 63 + x

48 + 4x = 63 + x

4x - x = 63 - 48

3x = 15

x = 5

**Therefore, the answer to your question is 5 years.**

Check:

12 + 5 = 17

63 + 5 = 68

Based on the problem, Pete's age must be 1/4 of his grandfather's age

68 ÷ 4 = 17

Based on the problem, Pete's age must be 1/4 of his grandfather's age. Therefore,

4(12+x) = 63 + x

48 + 4x = 63 + x

4x - x = 63 - 48

3x = 15

x = 5

Check:

12 + 5 = 17

63 + 5 = 68

Based on the problem, Pete's age must be 1/4 of his grandfather's age

68 ÷ 4 = 17