# Verbal Reasoning - Arithmetic Reasoning - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Arithmetic Reasoning - Section 1 (Q.No. 1)
1.
The total of the ages of Amar, Akbar and Anthony is 80 years. What was the total of their ages three years ago ?
71 years
72 years
74 years
77 years
Explanation:

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

Discussion:
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Fegor said:   6 months ago
Thanks everyone for explaining the answer.
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Devika said:   2 years ago
Nice explanation. Thanks.
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Rubyy said:   3 years ago
Ever person ege, will increase every year, soo given question says that three years ago then age is decreased,
Let 80- three years ago* three persons
80-3 * 3 = 80 - 9 = 71.
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Rachel Praveena said:   3 years ago
Let the present ages of Amar, Akbar, and Anthony be x,y,z.

Given, total ages of Amar, Akbar and Anthony is 80 years i.e x+y+z=80,

So the total of their ages three years ago will be,
x-3+y-3+z-3=80,
=> x+y+z-9=80,
=> x+y+z=80-9,
=71.
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Naveen Kumar teppa said:   4 years ago
@All.

Decrease 1 year by 1year so then 3 years they decreased their age by 3 years by 3 persons
Then 80-3 * 3 = 71.
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Gouse Mg said:   4 years ago
Total 3 Members, age is 80.
That is 80/3 = 26.2.
26,26,28 = 80.
3 years ago,
23, ,23, 25 = 71.
Hence Proved "71".
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Tauseef Ahmad said:   5 years ago
Total age 80.

Simply subtract 3 from all the three =9.
=> 80-9=71.

Rupa said:   5 years ago