# SOLUTION: one year ago, ram's age was 8 times his son's age.Now his age is equal to square of his son's age .find their present age.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems Question 574770: one year ago, ram's age was 8 times his son's age.Now his age is equal to square of his son's age .find their present age.Answer by stanbon(57984)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!one year ago, ram's age was 8 times his son's age.Now his age is equal to square of his son's age .find their present age. ------- Equations: r-1 = 8(s-1) r = s^2 ---- Substitute for "r" and solve for "s": s^2-1 = 8s-8 s^2-8s+7 = 0 Factor: (s-7)(s-1) = 0 Acceptable solution: s = 7 yrs (son's age now) ---- r = s^2 = 49 (father's age now) ============== Cheers, Stan H. ===============