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The present ages of three persons in proportions 4 : 7 : 9. Eight years ago, the sum of their ages was 56. Find their present ages (in years).

A. 8, 20, 28 B. 16, 28, 36 C. 20, 35, 45 D. None of these Answer: Option B
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Solution(By Apex Team)

Let their present ages be 4x, 7x and 9x years respectively. Then, (4x – 8) + (7x – 8) + (9x – 8) = 56 20x = 80 x = 4 Their present ages are 4x = 16 years, 7x = 28 years and 9x = 36 years respectively.