# 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 ?

Answer: Option

Explanation:

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

Discussion:

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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.

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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Fegor said:
8 months ago

Thanks everyone for explaining the answer.

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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.

Let 80- three years ago* three persons

80-3 * 3 = 80 - 9 = 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".

That is 80/3 = 26.2.

26,26,28 = 80.

3 years ago,

23, ,23, 25 = 71.

Hence Proved "71".

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Devika said:
2 years ago

Nice explanation. Thanks.

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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.

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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Tauseef Ahmad said:
5 years ago

Total age 80.

Simply subtract 3 from all the three =9.

=> 80-9=71.

Simply subtract 3 from all the three =9.

=> 80-9=71.

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VENU said:
6 years ago

Thank you for your nice explanations.

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Saiteja said:
6 years ago

Amar+anthony+akbar=80.

We divide 80 into 3 parts as 26.5.

He said 3 yrs means cut in 26.5-3 then 23.5.

Then we add 23.5+23.5+23.5 = 70.5 exactly 71.

We divide 80 into 3 parts as 26.5.

He said 3 yrs means cut in 26.5-3 then 23.5.

Then we add 23.5+23.5+23.5 = 70.5 exactly 71.

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Triloki said:
5 years ago

77 will be the correct answer.

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