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A boy is 26 years younger than his father.In 3 years time, his age will be 1/3 his father's age.find the boys present age.

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  1. f=26+b...(1)
    (b-3)=1/3(f-3)
    3b-9=f-3
    3b=f-3+9
    3b=f+6
    3b-6=f
    3b-6=26+b
    2b=26+6
    2b=32
    b=16
    F=26+16
    f=42

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  2. 19 = (1/3) 45 ?
    try again

    f = b + 26 yes

    b+3 = (1/3)(f+3) this was wrong

    3 b + 9 = f+3

    3 b - f = -6

    3b -b - 26 = -6

    2 b = 20

    b = 10
    f = 36
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    now
    13 = (1/3)(39)
    yes

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