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  • Age Based Questions

    Posted by Ayushi on February 19, 2024 at 6:01 pm

    The sum of the ages of 5 children born at the intervals of 3 years each is 50 years. What is the age of the youngest child?

    Nitesh replied 1 month, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Nitesh

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    February 20, 2024 at 3:58 pm
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    Let’s assume the age of the youngest child is X years.

    The second child would be X + 3 years old.
    The third child would be X + 6 years old.
    The fourth child would be X + 9 years old.
    The fifth child would be X + 12 years old.

    According to the given information, the sum of their ages is 50 years:

    X + (X + 3) + (X + 6) + (X + 9) + (X + 12) = 50

    Simplifying the equation:

    5X + 30 = 50

    Subtracting 30 from both sides:

    5X = 20

    Dividing both sides by 5:

    X = 4

    Therefore, the age of the youngest child is 4 years.

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