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# Verbal Reasoning - Arithmetic Reasoning - Discussion

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"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
- Albert Einstein
1.

The total of the ages of Amar, Akbar and Anthony is 80 years. What was the total of their ages three years ago ?

 [A]. 71 years [B]. 72 years [C]. 74 years [D]. 77 years

Explanation:

Required sum = (80 - 3 x 3) years = (80 - 9) years = 71 years.

 Siva Prasad said: (Sat, Apr 9, 2011 02:34:18 AM) Thank you its great to see like this problems make mind really sharp, off course however there is 3 persons so we took out from every one 3 years so like that if we do means it must be 9, which has to be taken out from total age. So 80-3-3-3=71. Thanks I got it and I tried to explain to stranger who won't get it.

 Sri said: (Sat, Jun 11, 2011 07:45:16 PM) Please give me explanation clearly.

 Bkm said: (Tue, Nov 8, 2011 07:50:18 PM) Your explanation detail clearly.

 Amruta said: (Tue, Mar 13, 2012 03:40:07 PM) See there are 3 person so 3 we've to take then multiple 3 with that 3 person it'll come 9 So 80-3x3=71

 Bhaskar Rishi said: (Sun, Aug 12, 2012 10:27:45 PM) = 80 - (amar3+akbar3+anthony3). = 80 - (9 their ages). = 71.

 Deep Dey said: (Fri, Sep 14, 2012 04:17:34 AM) Every year each ones age will increase by 1 therefore together it would be 1+1+1 = 3, (Amar + Akbar + Anthony's total age grew by= 3 years in one year). Now what would be the total increment in their age in 3 years, i.e., 3x3=9. 9 years is how. Much all the 3 of them together grew, so minus 9 from 80 which is their present total age. = 71.