SOLUTION: today a man is 5 times the age of his son. in 15 years, the son will be 1/2 his fathers age. how old are they now?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems Question 465452: today a man is 5 times the age of his son. in 15 years, the son will be 1/2 his fathers age. how old are they now?Found 3 solutions by jorel1380, robertb, josmiceli:Answer by jorel1380(2518)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!m=5s m+15=2(s+15) 5s+15=2s+30 3s=15 s=5 The son is 5. The man is 25.. Answer by robertb(4012)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ==> 5s + 15 = 2s + 30 ==> 5s - 2s = 30 - 15 ==> 3s = 15 ==> s = 5, the son's age now, ==> 5s = 25, the man's age now. Answer by josmiceli(9698)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let = Father's age now Let = Son's age now given: (1) (2) ----------------------- (2) (2) (2) Substitute (1) into (2) (2) (2) (2) and (1) (1) 25 is the Father's age now 5 is the Son's age now check: (2) (2) (2) (2) OK