Only if you let it be a problem! Solve it and no problem anymore!

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I know some people leave this one out because its way too confusing to ‘em – well, let us try to see how to not get confused.

Some practice questions for your benefit:

Present age required to be found? Yes!

Okay, so, Rekha’s present age =

Rekha’a age is 12 times her daughter’s age.

Daughter’s age = 3. Therefore, 12 times of 3 =

12 x 3 =

= 36 years = Rekha’s age.

Therefore, Son’s present age =

We’ll first make the present age’s equation with dad and son – only ‘cause it makes things easier to proceed from the present!

‘At present the father’s age is 4 times that of his son’, i.e., Father’s present age = 4

‘Father’s age four years ago was 8 times the age of his son’ – ‘four years ago’ will simple mean, subtracting 4 from the present ages of BOTH father and son; and the whole equation will stand as :

(4

Solving it –

The son’s present age = 7 years. Easy does it, doesn’t it?

Norman is 4:3. After 6 years, Amar’s age will be 26 years. What is the age of Norman at present?

Norman ’s.

But they have also have given the ration of present ages, 4:3.

So we can use ‘x’ to denote both their present ages to be 4

Next, ‘Amar’s age 6 years later’, = (4

Norman ’s present age = 3

Ans.: 11:4

Ans.: 2:3:8

Ans.: 11years

Ans.: (X-5) years

Ans.: 3:1

Ans.: 31 years

Ans.: 12 years.

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**Problems based on Ages**’ – is a very popular question in Clerical Exams; it can come in either Reasoning or in Quantitative Aptitude. But it will come.I know some people leave this one out because its way too confusing to ‘em – well, let us try to see how to not get confused.

- The important thing in any kind of Age Problem, is to decide which age – present or past or future – to be taken as ‘x’!
- Let us make a
for ourselves – the*simple rule*always.*‘x’ should be the present age* - In most cases, taking the present age as ‘x’, i.e., the base year works just fine. Past will become, say (x-5) years, and future can be denoted as (x+5).
- But sometimes, ‘present age’ is not directly given in words. Then,
.*take ‘x’ to be the age you are supposed to find* - You can also try putting yourself in someone’s place and try to calculate the age!
- Also, sometimes – when nothing works and you’re stuck on an age question in the last 4 minutes of the exam – just look at the options and solve it through back calculations! Works just fine!

Also, please know – keep it simple – the age problems are easily solved.

Some practice questions for your benefit:

**The age of Rekha is twelve times that of her daughter Avani. If the age of Avani is 3 years, what is the age of Rekha?**

__Question 1:__**Solution.**Who’s age do we need? Rekha’s.

Present age required to be found? Yes!

Okay, so, Rekha’s present age =

*x*

Rekha’a age is 12 times her daughter’s age.

Daughter’s age = 3. Therefore, 12 times of 3 =

*x*

12 x 3 =

*x*

= 36 years = Rekha’s age.

**The father’s age four years ago was 8 times the age of his son. At present the father’s age is 4 times that of his son. Find the son’s present age.**

__Question 2:__**Solution.**Okay, who’s present age do we need to find? Son’s.

Therefore, Son’s present age =

*x*We’ll first make the present age’s equation with dad and son – only ‘cause it makes things easier to proceed from the present!

‘At present the father’s age is 4 times that of his son’, i.e., Father’s present age = 4

**.**

*x*‘Father’s age four years ago was 8 times the age of his son’ – ‘four years ago’ will simple mean, subtracting 4 from the present ages of BOTH father and son; and the whole equation will stand as :

(4

**– 4) = 8 x (**

*x***– 4)**

*x*Solving it –

**= 7 years,**

*x*The son’s present age = 7 years. Easy does it, doesn’t it?

**At present, the ratio between the ages of Amar and**

__Question 3:__**Solution.**Who’s ‘present’ age do we need to find?

But they have also have given the ration of present ages, 4:3.

So we can use ‘x’ to denote both their present ages to be 4

**and 3**

*x***, i.e., Amar’s and Norman’s respectively.**

*x*Next, ‘Amar’s age 6 years later’, = (4

**+ 6) = 26.**

*x***= 5 years.**

*x***= 3 x 5 = 15 years.**

*x***The ratio of the father’s age to the son’s age is 4:1 the product of their ages is 196. What will the ratio of their ages after 5 years?**

__Question 4:__Ans.: 11:4

**Sam’s age is one-fourth of his father’s age and two-third of his sister Rita’s. What is the ratio of the ages of Sam, Rita and their father respectively?**

__Question 5:__Ans.: 2:3:8

**The average age of boys in a class of 30 is 15 years. If 10 more boys join the class, the average of the whole class gets reduced by a year. What is the average age of newcomers? [This mixes age and average – a real IBPS worthy question!]**

__Question 6:__Ans.: 11years

**Present age of Vinny is 8 lesser than Amu’s present age. If 3 years ago Amu’s age was X, what will be Vinny’s present age?**

__Question 7:__Ans.: (X-5) years

**The ratio between the present ages of P and R is 5:3. The ratio between P’s age four years ago and R’s age four years hence is 1:1. What is the ratio between P’s age 4 years hence and B’s age four years ago? [‘Hence’ means future. And this is one gem of a question!]**

__Question 8:__Ans.: 3:1

**The ratio between the present ages of Doom and Room is 2:3. 4 years ago the ratio between their ages was 5:8. What will be Doom’s age after 7 years?**

__Question 9:__Ans.: 31 years

**The age of Rani is 5 times the age of her daughter. After 12 years the age of Rani will be thrice the age of her daughter. Find the present age of Rani’s daughter.**

__Question 10:__Ans.: 12 years.

That is all for today friends!

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