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This year, the sum of Mr. Bellini's age and his son's age is 38 years. 4 years ago, Mr. Bellini's was 5 times as old as his son. How old is his son this year? How old is Mr. Bellini this year?

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    man's age --- x
    son's age ---- 38-x

    4 yrs ago:
    man -- x-4
    son ---34-x

    at that time: x-4 = 5(34-x)
    x-4=170 - 5x
    6x = 174
    x = 29

    man is 29 , son is 9

    check:
    4 years ago, man was 25, son was 5
    was the man 5 times as old ? YEAhh

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