maths
posted by sushma .
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

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.
Respond to this Question
Similar Questions

Prealgerbra
Ok, It is riddle. Jack is married to Jill. There son wants to know their age. Jack says,"if you reverse the digits in my age, you get your mother's. Jill said" The sum of my age is your dad's age equal to 11 times the difference in … 
Math
A father's age is 3 times his son's age. Sum of their ages is 44 years. Find their ages. 
Algebra 2
"My husband's age," remarked a lady the other day, "is represented by the figures of my own age reversed. He is my senior, and the difference between our ages is oneeleventh of their sum." 10x + y = husband's age 10y + x = wife's … 
Math
The sum of the ages of a brother and sister is 27. If four times the brother's age is subtracted from three times the sister's age, the difference is 11. Express your answer in terms of the symbols b and s. 27=? 
Word problem help plz
The sum of the age of father and son is 99.if the age of the son is added to the inverted age of the father,the sum is 72.if the inverted age of the son is subtracted from the age of the father.the difference is 28...what are there … 
problems on age
1. The sum of ages of father and son is 64 years. Father says to son, “I am 5 times as old as you were when I was of your age.” What is the sum of digits of son’s age? 
maths
Meeta is four years older than Sunitha. After eight years, the sum of their ages will be three times that of their present ages. What is the age of Meeta? 
Math
The sum of the ages of a father and a his son is 72 years. After 2 years, father will be 4 years less than 3 times the age of his son. Find their present ages. 
Simultaneous equation
Ann is older than Betty. Their ages in years are such that twice the square of Betty's age subtracted from the square of Ann's age gives a number equal to 6 times the difference of their ages. Given also that the sum of their ages … 
Maxwell
3 times the age of Felicia is four more than the age of Tom.In three years,the sum of their ages will be 30 years.Find their present ages.