The ages of ram and ravi are in the ratio 5:8 . If ram was 5 years older and ravi 4 years younger , the age of ram would have been the same as the age of ravi. Find their ages.

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2015-08-26T22:10:15+05:30
Let ram's age to be 5x let ravi's age to be 8x according to question: if ram is 5 years older :5x+5 And if ravi is 4 years younger :8x -4 So, 5x+5= 8x -4 , +5+4 = 8x-5x, 9 = 3x , 9/3 = X, 3/1 = X, 3 = X, now ram's age=5x = 5 × 3=15, Ravi's age= 8x = 8 × 3 = 24
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