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the ages of a son and father are in ratio 3:8. If the son is 35 years younger than his father find their ages.

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  1. x = father's age
    x - 35 = son's age
    3/8 = (x - 35)/x
    cross multiply
    8(x - 35) = 3x

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  2. 8x-280=3x
    8x-3x=280
    5x=280
    x=56

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