4/5 of cheyenne's present age is 1/3 of Ryan's age in 3 years' time. Their total age in 5 years' time is 58. What is Ryan's present age?
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Originally Posted by mytan1963 4/5 of cheyenne's present age is 1/3 of Ryan's age in 3 years' time. Their total age in 5 years' time is 58. What is Ryan's present age? Let C be Cheyenne's present age, and let R be Ryan's present age. Then you have: $\displaystyle \frac {4C} 5 = \frac {R+3} 3$ $\displaystyle (C+5) + (R+5) = 58$ Now you just need to solve for R.
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