Posted by **mary** on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 12:44am.

Max is 5 years younger than Michael . 4 years ago the sum of their ages was 25. How old are they ?

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**Reiny**, Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 8:20am
present age:

michael ---- x

max ------- x-5

4 years ago:

michael ---- x-4

max ------- x - 9

x-4 + x-9 = 25

2x = 38

x = 19

Michael is now 19 , and Max is now 14

check: 4 years ago , Michael was 15 and Max was 10

was the sum of their ages at that time 25? YES

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