# The ages of rahul & haroon are in the ratio 5 :7. four years later the sum of their ages will be 56 years.what are their present age?

2
by sweeti

2014-06-27T15:47:39+05:30
Let the present age of rahul be 5x
and the present age haroon be 7x
fter 4 years, their ages will be 5x+4 and 7x+4
also (5x+4)+(7x+4)=56
therefore 12x+8=56
therefore 12x=56-8
12x=48
x=48/12
thereforex=4
since x=4,
5x=5*4=20
and 7x=7*4=28
therfore their present ages are 20 and 28.                                        (Ans.)
yess...
accept me as a frnd...
plz mark as best
okay...
2014-06-27T15:49:16+05:30
Let the common multiple be x.
Therefore, present age of rahul is 5x and present age of haroon is 7x.
After 4 years'
age of rahul will become=(5x+4);
age of haroon will become=(7x+4);
According to the question;
(5x+4)+(7x+4)=56
therefore,
5x+4+7x+4=56
12x+8=56
12x=56-8
12x=48
x=48/12
x=4
therefore present age of rahul is=5x=5*4=20years.
and present age of haroon is =7x=7*4=28 years.
hope i helped u:)
plzz mark as best if helpful:)
ur welcum......
yess....
plzz mark my ans as best..........plzz