The ratio of the ages of Suresh and his fa-

ther is 2:7. The difference between their

ages is 40 years. Then, the ratio of their

ages 6 years ago was?

1) 2:3 2) 2:1 3)1:3 4 1:5

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Answer:Given:–Ratio of ages of Suresh and his father=2:7

Difference=40 years

Assumption:–Let the age of Suresh be 2x and his father be 7x

Accordingtoquestion:–7x-2x=40

5x=40

[tex]x = \frac{40}{5} [/tex]

x=8

Age of Suresh=2x

=2(8)

=16 years

Age of his father=7x

=7(8)

=56 years

Therefore:–Age of Suresh before 6 years=16-6

=10 years

Age of his father before 6 years=56-6

=50 years

Ratio=10:50= 1:5

Option 4) 1:5 is correct