Question 104

# Ravindra and Rekha got married 10 years ago, their ages were in the ratio of 5 : 4. Today Ravindra’s age is one sixth more than Rekha’s age. After marriage, they had 6 children including a triplet and twins. The age of the triplets, twins and the sixth child is in the ratio of 3 : 2 : 1. What is the largest possible value of the present total age of the family?

Solution

10 years ago, Let age of Ravindra be 5x and Rekha be 4x

At present, Ravindra is 7/6 times of Rekha's age.

5x + 10 = $$\frac{7}{6}$$ (4x + 10)

Solving, x =5

Ravindra was 25 years (10 years ago) and Rekha was 20 years (10 years ago)

Now, ages of their children is 3:2:1

Maximum possible ages of children is 9,6,3 years.

Total age of family is: 35 + 30 + 9*3 + 6*2 + 3 = 107 years.