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When my mother was 40, I was 16. Now she is twice as old as I am. How old am I?

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When my mother was 40, I was 16. Now she is twice as old as I am. How old am I?
posted May 26, 2018 by anonymous

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40 + x = (16 + x)*2 {x is the years that have passed by}
40 + x = 32 + 2x
x = 8
ie., When the mother is 48 the daughter will be 24 {after 8 years} and their age ratio will be 2:1.

answer May 26, 2018 by Tejas Naik
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