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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?

man's age  x
son's age  38x
4 yrs ago:
man  x4
son 34x
at that time: x4 = 5(34x)
x4=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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