Problems on Ages – Concept and Basics
The problem based on ages asked in the numeric aptitude area are brain teasers that, when read at first, appear to be complicated, but are simple to complete step by step.
Questions in this area are typically asked for 23 marks, but agebased questions may be asked as part of the data sufficiency or data interpretation. So it is critical that each and every candidate understands the concept.
As the name implies, the questions are word problems based on the people’s ages. They might be asked in equation or direct form.
Tips and Tricks for Solving Problems on Ages
Candidates who are unfamiliar with the concept and prone to skip or incorrectly answer age problems should refer to the guidelines provided below. These strategies may assist you in answering the question using a specific pattern and then determining the answer.
 The most important thing is to read the question carefully and gradually construct the equation that will help you answer it.
 Basic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division will assist a candidate in determining the solution, and no complex computations are necessary.
 Arrange the given values by correctly inserting them in an equation and assigning variables to the unknown values.
 Once the equation has been established, solve it to determine the solution.
 The final step is to recheck the result obtained by inserting it into the equation produced to confirm that no errors occurred throughout the calculation.
The ‘issues on ages’ is one such topic that is not only asked in the first or preliminary phase of the test, but may also be posed in the mains phase in a more complex manner.
Important formulas
Given below are a few formulas connected to the problems on ages that may help you answer the questions faster and acquire a better understanding of the concept:
 If you assume that the current age is x, the age after n years will be (x+n) years.
 If you assume that the current age is x, the age before n years is (xn) years.
 If the age is given in the form of a ratio, for example, p:q, the age will be treated as qx and px.
 Assuming a current age of x, multiplying by n yields (x×n) years
 If you assume the present age is x, then 1/n of the age must be equal to (x/n) years.
Practice Quizzes
Problems on Ages Quiz 1 – Coming Soon  Problems on Ages Quiz 2 – Coming Soon  Problems on Ages Quiz 3 – Coming Soon 
Sample Questions: Agerelated Problems
Q 1. What is John’s present age, if after 10 years his age will be 5 times his age 5 years back.
a. 6.2 years
b. 7.7 years
c. 8.7 years
d. 10 years
Q2. A father said his son, ” I was as old as you are at present at the time of your birth. ” If the father age is 38 now, the son age 5 years back was :
a. 14
b. 19
c. 33
d. 38
Q3. The ratio of the Mother’s age to her daughter’s age is 9 : 5. The product of their ages is 1125. The ratio of their ages after five years will be :
 1 : 3
 2 : 3
 3 : 4
 5 : 3
Q4. Raj’s age is 4 times that of Dhiraj, his cousin. 3 years back, Raj was 5 times as old as Dhiraj. What is his present age?
a. 12 years
b. 16 years
c. 24 years
d. 48 years
Q5. Rahul is 15 years elder than Rohan. If 5 years ago, Rahul was 3 times as old as Rohan, then find Rahul’s present age.
a. 32.5 years
b. 27.5 years
c. 25 years
d. 24.9 years
Q6.The present ages of three colleague’s are in proportions 3 : 5 : 7. Four years ago, the sum of their ages was 48. find their present ages (in years) ?
 12 , 20 and 28 years
 13 , 15 and 23 years
 11 , 16 and 19 years
 20, 24 and 27 years
 None of these
Q7. A, B and C’s age are such that A is youngest and C is eldest. Also the difference between A and B’s age is same as the difference between B and C’s age. The sum of A and C’s age is 108. Find B’s age.
a. 32 years
b. 36 years
c. 54 years
d. 64 years
Q 8. Age of mother 10 years ago was 3 times the age of her son. After 10 years, mother’s age will be twice that of his son. Find the ratio of their present ages.
a. 11 : 7
b. 9 : 5
c. 7 : 4
d. 7 : 3
The questions above will help you understand how to create equations to address Age problem questions, as well as the kind of questions that may be posed on this topic.
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