Posted by **sushma** on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 8:09pm.

a teen age boy wrote his own age after his father's from this new four place he subtracted the absolute value of the difference of their ages bto get 4289 the sum of their ages was

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**Evie**, Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 11:05am
Since the son's age is between 13 and 19, the father must be 43, so that if the son's age is x,

4300 + x – (43 – x) = 4289, so 2x = 32 and x = 16. So the sum of their ages is 43 + 16 = 59.

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