A father said to his son, "I was as old as you are at the present at the time of your birth". If the father's age is 38 years now, the son's age five years back was:

A. 14 years

B. 19 years

C. 33 years

D. 38 years

Answer: Option A

Solution(By Examveda Team)

Let the son's present age be x years. Then, (38 - x) = x
⇒ 2x = 38.
x = 19.
∴ Son's age 5 years back (19 - 5) = 14 years.

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Comments ( 4 )

  1. Tanmay Mandal
    Tanmay Mandal :
    2 years ago

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  2. Brijesh Kumar
    Brijesh Kumar :
    4 years ago

    Sol: Father's age at birth of son=x years
    Son's age at time of birth say 0 and now it is x years old .
    we can say that x(father's age at time of son's birth) + x(son's present age) = 38(father's present age)
    x+x=38 => 2x=38 => x=19
    5 years back: 19-5=14 years old

  3. Sayed Sujon
    Sayed Sujon :
    4 years ago

    i can't understand this problem.plzzz discuss it details.

  4. Shalu Kumari
    Shalu Kumari :
    5 years ago

    How 2x is come

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