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# 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 quick tips to solve these questions

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

**These problems can be categorized into three types.**

## Type 1: Problem 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

**Correct answer C**

**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

## Type 2: Problem 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

**Correct answer B**

**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.

## Type 3: 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

**Correct answer A**

**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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