Posted by **tuhituhi** on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 11:42am.

A man's age is 4 times the combined age of a two sons. One of whom is 3 times as old as the other. In 24 years their combined ages will be 12 year less than their father's age . Find their respective age ????

- maths -
**Henry**, Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 3:46pm
X Yrs old = Age of one son.

3x yrs old = Age of other son.

4(x+3x) = 16x = Age of the father.

(x+24) + (3x+24) = (16x+24) - 12.

4x + 48 = 16x + 12

4x - 16x = 12 - 48

-12x = -36

X = 3

x+24 = 3+24 = 27 Yrs=Youngest son's age,

3x+24 = 9+24 = 33 Yrs=Oldest son's age.

16x+24 = 48+24=72 Yrs=The father's age.

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- algebra - The combined age of a father and his two sons is 50 years. Four years ...
- math - A. A woman was 30 years old when her daughter was born.Her age is now 6 ...
- math - 1. Lisa is 15 years old and her father is 40. How many years ago was the ...
- math - use the names and ages of yourself and the other two people you selected...
- math - A. Lisa is 15 years old and her father is 40. How many years ago was the ...
- maths - the father is 3 times as old as his son in 10 years time he will be ...
- Math - Could someone please help me solve this problem, the age numbers that I ...
- algebra - Jill is 2 years older than Mike. in 5 years, 5 times Mike's age will ...
- math - A. John is now 10 years older than Marcus. Three times John's age 5 years...
- math - mary is x years old. it is her birthday today. her sister, sherry is 4 ...