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### Discussion :: Problems on Ages

1. Present ages of Sameer and Anand are in the ratio of 5 : 4 respectively. Three years hence, the ratio of their ages will become 11 : 9 respectively. What is Anand's present age in years?

2.  A. 24 B. 27 C. 40 D. Cannot be determined E. None of these

Answer : Option A

Explanation :

Let the present ages of Sameer and Anand be 5x years and 4x years respectively.

Then,$$\frac { 5X+3 } { 4X+3 }$$=$$\frac { 11 } {9 }$$

9(5x + 3) = 11(4x + 3)

45x + 27 = 44x + 33

45x - 44x = 33 - 27

x = 6.

Anand's present age = 4x = 24 years.

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