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The ages of two friends are in the ratio 2:17. What is the age of the younger friend if the sum of their ages is 38 years?

A

4 years.

B

5 years.

C

3 years.

D

6 years.

Soln.
Ans: a

Let the ages be 2r and 17r. The younger is 2r. We have been given their sum. So (2 + 17)r = 38. Solving, we get r = 2. The younger is 2 × 2 = 4 years.


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