Father and son 10

Two years ago, Philip was 3 times as old as his son, and 2 years hence, twice his age will be equal to 5 times that of his son. Find their present ages.

Correct answer:

p =  38
s =  14

Step-by-step explanation:

p2=3 (s2) 2 (p+2)=5 (s+2)  p3s=4 2p5s=6  Pivot:Row1Row2 2p5s=6 p3s=4  Row221 Row1Row2 2p5s=6 0.5s=7  s=0.57=14 p=26+5s=26+5 14=38  p=38 s=14

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