# SOLUTION: 14. The present age of a father is equal to the sum of the ages of his 5 children. 12 years hence, the sum the ages of his children will be twice the ages of their father. Find the

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 Question 637410: 14. The present age of a father is equal to the sum of the ages of his 5 children. 12 years hence, the sum the ages of his children will be twice the ages of their father. Find the present age of the father.Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15661)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The present age of a father is equal to the sum of the ages of his 5 children. 12 years hence, the sum the ages of his children will be twice the ages of their father. Find the present age of the father. : let f = father's present age let s = sum of the 5 children's now then f = s "12 years hence, the sum the ages of his children will be twice the ages of their father." (12 yrs hence, add 12 to each of the five children) 2(f + 12) = s + 5(12) 2f + 24 = s + 60) 2f = s + 60 - 24 2f = s + 36 replace s with f 2f = f + 36 2f - f = 36 f = 36 yrs is the father's present age