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Shobo’s mother’s present age is six times Shobo’s present age. Shobo’s age five years from now will be one third of his mother’s present age. What are their present ages?

Shobo’s mother’s present age is six times Shobo’s present age. Shobo’s age five years from now will be one third of his mother’s present age. What are their present ages? 

Grade:12

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Harshit Singh
askIITians Faculty 5963 Points
one year ago
Dear Student

Let the present age of Shobo be x then age of her mother will be 6x.
Shobo's age after 5 years = x + 5
According to the question,
(x+5)=(1/3)×6x
⇒x+5=2x
⇒2x-x=5
⇒x=5
Present age of Shobo = x = 5 years
Present age of Shobo's mother = 6x = 30 years.

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