# SOLUTION: The sum of Finn's age and Ellen's age is 40 years. Finn's age 10 years from now will be 1 year less than 4 times Ellen's age 6 years ago. Find their present ages.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear-equations Question 66771This question is from textbook : The sum of Finn's age and Ellen's age is 40 years. Finn's age 10 years from now will be 1 year less than 4 times Ellen's age 6 years ago. Find their present ages.This question is from textbook Answer by venugopalramana(3286)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The sum of Finn's age (F)and Ellen's age(E) is 40 years. F+E=40......................1 Finn's age 10 years from now F+10 ELLENS AGE 6 YEARS AGO = E-6 4 TIMES THIS = 4(E-6)=4E-24 will be 1 year less than 4 times Ellen's age 6 years ago. HENCE F+10=4E-24-1.....SUBSTITUTING FROM EQN.1 40-E+10=4E-25 5E=50+25=75 E=15 F=40-15=25 Find their present ages.