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# Ten years hence, the respective ratio between Simmi's age ans Niti's age will be 7 : 9. Two years ago, the respective ratio between Simmi's and Niti's age was 1 : 3. If Abhay is 4 years older then Niti, what is Abhay's present age ? (in years)

A. 8

B. 4

C. 16

D. 12

E. 20

### Solution(By Examveda Team)

Let present ages of Simmi and Niti be a and b years respectively.
Ten years hence, the ratio between Simmi's age and Niti's age = 7 : 9
According to question
$$\frac{{a + 10}}{{b + 10}} = \frac{7}{9}$$
By cross multiplying we get
\eqalign{ & \Rightarrow 9a + 90 = 7b + 70 \cr & \Rightarrow 7b - 9a = 20......(i) \cr & {\text{Also}},\frac{{a - 2}}{{b - 2}} = \frac{1}{3} \cr}
By cross multiplying we get
\eqalign{ & \Rightarrow 3a - 6 = b - 2 \cr & \Rightarrow 3a - b = 4.....(ii) \cr}
Multiplying equation (ii) by 3
$$9a - 3b = 12.....(iii)$$
Adding equation (ii) and (iii) we get
\eqalign{ & - 9a + 7b = 20 \cr & 4b = 32 \cr & b = 8{\text{ year}} \cr}
From equation (ii) we get
\eqalign{ & a = \frac{{4 + b}}{3} \cr & \,\,\,\,\, = \frac{{4 + 8}}{3} \cr & \,\,\,\,\,\, = \frac{{12}}{3} \cr & \,\,\,\,\,\, = 4\,{\text{year}} \cr}
Since, Abhay is 4 years older to Niti
So, Abhay's present age = 8 + 4 = 12 years

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