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sohan is 15 years older than mohan. 3 years ago, sohans age was two times mohans age. find the present age of mohan and sohan
Asked by kjanaki2009 | 21 Sep, 2018, 06:24: PM
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Let the Mohan's present age = x years
then Sohan's age = (x + 15) years
 
3 years ago
 
Mohan's age = (x - 3)years
then Sohan's age = (x + 15 - 3) years = (x + 12) years
 
3 years ago, Sohan's age was two times Mohan's age. 
(x + 12) = 2(x - 3)
x + 12 = 2x - 6
x = 18
 
Therefore the present age of Mohan = 6 years and the present age of Sohan = x + 15 = 33 years.
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