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The age difference between two brothers is 6 years. After 6 years...........What would be the sum of their present ages?

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The age difference between two brothers is 6 years.
After 6 years the ratio between the age is 8 : 5.
What would be the sum of their present ages?

posted Apr 11 by Akriti

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x-y=6 ---> (1)
(x+6)/(y+6)=8/5 ---> (2)
x+y=?


(1) ---> x=y+6
(2) ---> (x+6)/x=8/5 => 5x+30=8x => x=10 => y=4
x+y=10+4=14

answer Apr 11 by Hanifa Mammadov



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