Given the information in the question, Paul's current age is 8 years old. You can work this out by using an algebra type equation to understand each stage of the questions and come to a reasonable conclusion.

Below is the equation that was used to work out the age of Paul at present.

X - 4 = 3Y (Paul's age minus the 4 years)

X = 6Y (Paul's age is equal to 6 times that of Alice)

X = 6Y + 2 (X - 4) =6Y

Therefore X = 2 (X - 4)

X = 2X - 8

-X = -8

Therefore X = 8. This gives us the answer that Paul ( X ) is 8 years old at present.

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Below is the equation that was used to work out the age of Paul at present.

- How to find the answer

X - 4 = 3Y (Paul's age minus the 4 years)

X = 6Y (Paul's age is equal to 6 times that of Alice)

X = 6Y + 2 (X - 4) =6Y

Therefore X = 2 (X - 4)

X = 2X - 8

-X = -8

Therefore X = 8. This gives us the answer that Paul ( X ) is 8 years old at present.

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If you wish to learn more algebra or hone your techniques, then you will find there are countless websites that are dedicated to this particular field of maths. A couple of websites you may wish to try first are www.algebra.com/ and www.algebrahelp.com/