# Word problem- ages

The sum of $L$'s and $T$'s ages is $34$. Five years ago, the sum of $2l$ and $3t$ was $61$ years. How old are they now?

Please hint me to what my equations should look like (linear systems).

Ok, so I know that $l+t= 34$ is eq 1, For pt 2 I know its something along the lines of $2l+3t=61$ but there's something missing ($5$ years ago).

$l + t = 34$
$2(l -5) + 3 (t-5) = 61$
Hint: If we let L be L's age today, then five years ago, L's age was L-5.