Aurora Holmes

2023-02-22

The age of the father is twice the sum of the ages of his two children. After 20 years, his age will be equal to the sum of the ages of his children. Find the age of the father.

Zack Dawson

Beginner2023-02-23Added 8 answers

Assume that the father is x years old and that the combined ages of the two children is y years.

As per the question,

x=2y.....(1)

After 20 years,

x+20=y+20+20

⇒ x+20=y+40

⇒ x=y+20.....(2)

Equating (1) & (2),

y = 20

Substituting y = 20 in equation (1), we obtain

x = 40

Therefore, the father's age is 40 years.

As per the question,

x=2y.....(1)

After 20 years,

x+20=y+20+20

⇒ x+20=y+40

⇒ x=y+20.....(2)

Equating (1) & (2),

y = 20

Substituting y = 20 in equation (1), we obtain

x = 40

Therefore, the father's age is 40 years.