# SOLUTION: Byron is 3 years older than doug. The product of their age is 40, how old is Doug?

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 Question 619534: Byron is 3 years older than doug. The product of their age is 40, how old is Doug?Answer by Maths68(1474)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let Present age of Byron = b Present age of Doug = d Byron is 3 years older than Doug b=d+3.........(1) The product of their age is 40 bd=40...........(2) Substitute the value of b from (1) to (2) (d+3)d=40 d^2+3d=40 d^2+3d-40=0 Now solve for d d^2+8d-5d-40=0 d(d+8)-5(d+8)=0 (d-5)(d+8)=0 d-5=0 or d+8=0 d=5 or d=-8 d=-8 (inadmissible) So d=5 Put the value of d in (1) b=d+3.........(1) b=5+3 b=8 Present age of Byron = b = 8 years old Present age of Doug = d = 5 years old