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A person's present age is two-fifth of the age of his mother. After 8 years, he will be one-half of the age of his......

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A person's present age is two-fifth of the age of his mother. After 8 years, he will be one-half of the age of his mother. How old is the mother at present?

posted Jun 23, 2016 by Parampreet Kaur

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if mother's present age is x years.
Then, the person's present age = 2x/5 years.
2x/5 + 8 = 1/2(x + 8)
2(2x + 40) = 5(x + 8)
x = 40
mother is 40 years old at present

answer Jun 23, 2016 by Smriti



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