Answering Exams

Eight years ago, Zahid’s age was 4/3 times that of Shahid. Eight years hence, Zahid’s age will be 6/5 times that of Shahid. What is the present age of Zahid?

Eight years ago, Zahid’s age was 4/3 times that of Shahid. Eight years hence, Zahid’s age will be 6/5 times that of Shahid. What is the present age of Zahid?

A. 30 years
B. 40 years (Correct)
C. 32 years
D. 48 years
E. None of these

Let the present ages of Zahid and Shahid be ‘Z’ and ‘S’ years respectively.
Z – 8 = 4/3 (S – 8) and Z + 8 = 6/5 (S + 8)
3/4(Z – 8) = S – 8 and 5/6(Z + 8) = S + 8
S = 3/4 (Z – 8) + 8 = 5/6 (Z + 8) – 8
=> 3/4 Z – 6 + 8 = 5/6 Z + 20/3 – 8
=> 10 – 20/3 = 10/12 Z – 9/12 Z
=> 10/3 = Z/12 => Z = 40.

 

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