Mathematics
Grade10
Easy

Question

The father's age is six times his son's age. Four years hence, the age of the father will be four times his son's age. The present ages, in years, of the son and the father respectively are

  1. 4 and 24
  2. 5 and 30
  3. 6 and 36 
  4. 3 and 24

Hint:

In this question, we have to find the age of son and father. Firstly the father age  is six times its son . Hence four years , the father age is four times his son age. Consider them as variable and make the equation for solution.

The correct answer is: 6 and 36 


    Here we have to find that age of father and son,
    Firstly , it is given at first the father age is six times its son .
    Lets father be a and son be b,
    So , b = 6a ---(1)
    And after four year ,
    Father age is four times to his son , so we can write,
    b+4 = 4(a+4) [we add 4 in both sides because it is after 4 years so both age ages are added by 4]
    b + 4 =4a + 16
    6a + 4 = 4a + 16 ( using (1))
    6a – 4a = 16 – 4
    2a =12
    a = 6
    put value of a in eq (1),
    b = 6a
    b = 6 x 6
    b = 36
    Therefore , The present age of son and father is 6 and 36
    The correct answer is 6 and 36.
    Or,
    Let, the present age of father = x years
    Let, the present age of son = y years
    Given that fathers Age is 6 time of sons age
    ⇒x=6y…(1)
    After four years,
    Age of the father will be four times of his son’s age
    ⇒x+4=4(y+4)
    ⇒x+4=4y+16
    ⇒x=4y+16−4
    ⇒x=4y+12…(2)
    Step2: Solving the equations.
    Substitute equation (1) in equation (2)
    ⇒6y=4y+12
    ⇒2y=12
    ⇒y=6
    Substitute y=6 in equation (1)
    ⇒x=36
    Hence, the solution of the father and his son ages are x equals 36 comma space y equals 6.

    In this question, we have to make equation on the given date about ages. Consider all the character in similar ages question be some variable and make the equation on given details.

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