# 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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Suresh manda said:
10 years ago

= 80 - (amar3 + akbar3 + anthony3).

= 80 - 9.

= 71.

= 80 - 9.

= 71.

Deep Dey said:
1 decade ago

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.

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.

Bhaskar Rishi said:
1 decade ago

= 80 - (amar3+akbar3+anthony3).

= 80 - (9 their ages).

= 71.

= 80 - (9 their ages).

= 71.

Amruta said:
1 decade ago

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

So 80-3x3=71

Bkm said:
1 decade ago

Your explanation detail clearly.

Sri said:
1 decade ago

Please give me explanation clearly.

Siva prasad said:
1 decade ago

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.

So 80-3-3-3=71.

Thanks I got it and I tried to explain to stranger who won't get it.

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