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five year hence,the age of jacob will be three times that of his son.five years ago.jacob's age was seven times that of his son.what is thair present age?
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five year hence,the age of jacob will be three times that of his son.five years ago.jacob's age was seven times that of his son.what is thair present age?
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why did u post this in the history section? :o
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Anyways, in 5 years, jacob's age = J+5 in 5 years, his son's age = S+5 but Jacob will be 3 times older than his son, therefore J+5=3(S+5) J+5=3S+15 J=3S+10 (equation 1) 5 years ago, jacob's age = J5 5 years ago, his son's age = S5 but Jacob was 7 times older than his son, therefore J5=7(S5) J5=7S35 J=7S30 (equation 2) this means that 7S30=3S+10 7S3S=10+30 4S=40 S=10 this means that from equation 2, J=7S30 J=7(10)30 J=7030 J=40 Hence their present ages are 70 and 10 :) if you're not clear about anything, do let me know :)
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