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Mohd Liyaqat Hussain

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Problem on Ages
« on: February 10, 2014, 10:49:21 AM »

Q) Present ages of X and Y are in the ratio 5:6 respectively.Seven years hence this ratio will become 6:7 respectively.
what is X's present age in years?

a)35
b)42
c)Cannot be determined
d)None of these

• Daniel
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Re: Problem on Ages
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 07:42:04 AM »
Hello This sum should take you no more than 5 seconds if you see the Magic with the numbers

The ratio increases from 5:6 to 6:7 .. means one on each side... In this case, how much time is past gives us the answer.

See, after 7 years, ratio increases from 5:6 to 6:7, means each 1 part of the ratio is 7 years itself!

Hence X's age is 6 X 7 = 42

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• Daniel
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Re: Problem on Ages
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 08:00:32 AM »
Hey The Answer is 5 X 7 = 35

My bad 42 is X's age 7 years from now