Checking my solution. If one accepts such nonsense as negative years ago (= future years) and negative years ahead (past years) and negative ages, the "solution" I found checks for statement 1 and 2.

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J M T P1 P2 P3 F1 F 2 F3 F4 F5

0.1 3.6 -2.7 -3.5 -18.1 -11.9 -9.0 -7.1 7.0 21.9 6.7

Statement 1 Check

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statement 1

10 years from now T is 7.3

and if we go 'back' -3.5 years

M was 7.1

7.3 is twice as old as julie 3.6

and then M 'was' 7.1

which is nine times what t 'was' 0.8

C1 C2 C3 = 40.0000000 27.0000000 -27.9999962

= 40 27 -28 ?

Statement 2 Check

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In 2 yrs T is -0.7 In, -7.1 yrs, M will be -3.6 years, which is 5 times older

At that time, -7.1 from now, T will be -9.9

and -9.0 years from now, Julie will be will one year

older than that age, at -8.9 years

8 years ago M was -4.4 which is half of

Julie's previously quoted age.

Statement 3 Check

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in 6.7 yrs m will be 10.3 which is 3 x her age at julie's birth 3.4

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