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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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