# At the time of his marriage, a man was 5 years elder to his wife............What was wife's age at the time of marriage?

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At the time of his marriage, a man was 5 years elder to his wife.
16 years after their marriage, his age is 8/7 times the age of his wife.
What was wife's age at the time of marriage?

posted Mar 6

19 years old

If wife's age was x at the time of marriage,
then after 16 years ---> (x+5+16)/(x+16)=8/7 ====> x=19

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