# Tips And Tricks And Shortcut To Solve Problem On Ages

## Tips and Tricks to solve Problem on Ages:

The problems on ages can be easily solved using some simple tips and tricks. Given below are some Tips and Tricks to solve Problem on Ages

1. Classify the key phrases and arrange the information by assigning variables
2. Select only one variable to solve the problem.
3. If the information in the question comprises ages at different points of time, assume the present age as ‘x’
4. If the information in the question comprises ages of different people, assume the age of the youngest person as ‘x’
5. Read the question very carefully. The phrase ‘n time more than’ needs to be understood correctly.

These problems can be categorized into three types which we have explained further. ## Tips and Tricks to solve Problems on Ages Based on Present Age

### Question 1.

In the next 6 years, C will be double the age of D 6 years back. If at present C is 5 years elder to D, then find D’s present age.

A.) 32
B.) 25
C.) 23
D.) 20

#### Explanation :

Let D’s present age be x

Given, (x + 5) = C’s age

Given, (x + 5) + 6 = 2(x – 6)

= x + 11 = 2x – 12

x = 23

## Tips and Tricks to solve Problems Based on Age Before K Years

### Question 2.

Vikram said to his daughter, “I was as old as you are today when you were born.” If Vikram’s age is 45 today, then his daughter’s age 3 years ago was?

A.) 22
B.) 19.5
C.) 23.5
D.) 21.5

#### Explanation :

let vikram’s daughter age = z.
Given , 45- z = z .
So, 2z = 45 , z = 22.5.
So, 3 yrs ago, daughter age will be 22.5 – 3 = 19.5.

## Tips and Tricks to solve Problem Based on Age After K Years

### Question 3.

Lalita is four times the age of Om. If after 3 years, she would be three times of Om, then additional after 3 years, how many time would be her age of Om?

A.) 2.5
B.) 3.5
C.) 2
D.) 3

#### Explanation :

Let us assume Om’s age as s and Lalita’s age as 4s

Given, 4s + 3 = 3(s + 3)

= 4s + 3 = 3s + 9

s = 6

So, Om’s age is 6 and Lalita’s age is 24.

Therefore, after 6 years Lalita’s will be 30 and Om will be 12. Lalita will be 2.5 times elder.

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