# SOLUTION: a father is now 24 years older than his son. In 8 years the father will be twice as old as his son will be then. Find there present ages

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems Question 17161: a father is now 24 years older than his son. In 8 years the father will be twice as old as his son will be then. Find there present agesAnswer by venugopalramana(3286)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!a father is now 24 years older than his son. In 8 years the father will be twice as old as his son will be then. Find there present ages let the son's age now be s 24 years older than this =24+s=age of father now in 8 years son will be 8+s...twice as old as this =2*(8+s)=16+2s....(1) in 8 years father will be 24+s+8=32+s.......(2) it is given that (1)=(2).hence 16+2s=32+s 2s-s=32-16=16 s=16...hence son's present age is 16 years and father's present age is 24+16=40 years.