# 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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Sunil gampa said:   6 years ago
Thanks for the good explanation.

Chandini said:   6 years ago
Their present ages total=80.

3 years ago their total ages= 80- (3*3) =71.

Ramanand said:   6 years ago
Good explanation. Thanks @Suma.

Narayana beja said:   6 years ago
Thanks for the given explanation.

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.
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Rohan ramekar said:   6 years ago
Sum of their ages 3 years ago = 9 (i.e age of Akbar=3, age of Amar=3 age of Anthony).
Therefore 80 - 9 = 71.

Suma said:   6 years ago
Let the present ages be x:x:x.
Therefore total ages = 80,
3x = 80,
x = 80/3.

Before 3 yrs their ages be x-3:x-3:x-3.
Total = 3x-9,
= 3(80/3)-9,
= 80-9,
= 71.

Prasanta said:   6 years ago
Let the 3 persons age be 50, 28 and 2 (50+28+2 = 80).
Before 3 years, age be 47, 25, 0.

So, total age before 3 years(47 + 25 + 0 = 72).
Note: Age can not be negative.

Prathibha Reddy said:   6 years ago
Let the 3 persons age be 30, 30, 20(30+30+20 = 80)
Before 3 years, age be 27, 27, 17.
So, total age before 3 years(27 + 27 + 17 = 71).

Omkar om said:   6 years ago
Yes, this is right why because the total age of three persons is 80,before three years, we have to subtract each three with the total age. i.e,(80-3+3+3) = 71.

That's all.