Posted by **Jada :)** on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 8:25pm.

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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**Reiny**, Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 11:02pm
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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