Aptitude - Problems on Ages

Overview Exercise "To err is human; to forgive, divine."

- Alexander Pope

6.
A man is 24 years older than his son. In two years, his age will be twice the age of his son. The present age of his son is:

A.
14 years B.
18 years C.
20 years D.
22 years

Answer: Option

Explanation:

Let the son's present age be x years. Then, man's present age = (x + 24) years.

(x + 24) + 2 = 2(x + 2)

x + 26 = 2x + 4

x = 22.

7.
Six years ago, the ratio of the ages of Kunal and Sagar was 6 : 5. Four years hence, the ratio of their ages will be 11 : 10. What is Sagar's age at present?

A.
16 years B.
18 years C.
20 years D.
Cannot be determined E.
None of these

Answer: Option

Explanation:

Let the ages of Kunal and Sagar 6 years ago be 6x and 5x years respectively.

Then,
(6x + 6) + 4
=
11
(5x + 6) + 4
10

10(6x + 10) = 11(5x + 10)

5x = 10

x = 2.

Sagar's present age = (5x + 6) = 16 years.

8.
The sum of the present ages of a father and his son is 60 years. Six years ago, father's age was five times the age of the son. After 6 years, son's age will be:

A.
12 years B.
14 years C.
18 years D.
20 years

Answer: Option

Explanation:

Let the present ages of son and father be x and (60 -x ) years respectively.

Then, (60 - x ) - 6 = 5(x - 6)

54 - x = 5x - 30

6x = 84

x = 14.

Son's age after 6 years = (x + 6) = 20 years..

9.
At present, the ratio between the ages of Arun and Deepak is 4 : 3. After 6 years, Arun's age will be 26 years. What is the age of Deepak at present ?

A.
12 years B.
15 years C.
19 and half D.
21 years

Answer: Option

Explanation:

Let the present ages of Arun and Deepak be 4x years and 3x years respectively. Then,

4x + 6 = 26 4x = 20

x = 5.

Deepak's age = 3x = 15 years.

10.
Sachin is younger than Rahul by 7 years. If their ages are in the respective ratio of 7 : 9, how old is Sachin?

A.
16 years B.
18 years C.
28 years D.
24.5 years E.
None of these

Answer: Option

Explanation:

Let Rahul's age be x years.

Then, Sachin's age = (x - 7) years.

x - 7
=
7
x
9

9x - 63 = 7x

2x = 63

x = 31.5

Hence, Sachin's age =(x - 7) = 24.5 years.