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How many possibilities for ages of the two persons are possible?

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The sum of ages of Mac and Jabi is 26 times the difference of their ages. Maximum possible difference of the ages is 10 years. How many possibilities for ages of the two persons are possible.
(Ages are taken in integers.)

posted Feb 17, 2015 by anonymous

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5 is the answer
x+y=26(x-y)
=> 25x=27y
=> x/y= 27/25
difference is 2. so possible values could be 27,28 or 54,50 or 81,75 or 108,100 and 135,125
So, answer is 5

answer Feb 17, 2015 by Jaspalsingh Parmar
What is the working ???
x+y=26(x-y)
= 25x=27y
=  x/y= 27/25
difference is 2. so possible values could be 27,28 or 54,50 or 81,75 or 108,100 and 135,125
So, answer is 5



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