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(ii) Five years ago, Nuri was thrice as old as Sonu. Ten years later, Nuri will be twice as old as Sonu. How old are Nuri and Sonu?

(ii) Five years ago, Nuri was thrice as old as Sonu. Ten years later, Nuri will be twice as old as Sonu. How old are Nuri and Sonu?

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Pawan Prajapati
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one year ago
Solution: Let us assume, present age of Nuri is x And present age of Sonu is y. According to the given condition, we can write as; x – 5 = 3(y – 5) x – 3y = -10…………………………………..(1) Now, x + 10 = 2(y +10) x – 2y = 10…………………………………….(2) Subtract eq. 1 from 2, to get, y = 20 ………………………………………….(3) Substituting the value of y in eq.1, we get, x – 3.20 = -10 x – 60 = -10 x = 50 Therefore, Age of Nuri is 50 years Age of Sonu is 20 years.

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