Question 9

# The total of the ages ofAmit and Suvarna on 1 January 2015 is 61 years. Amit is three years younger than Suvarna. What was the age of Survarna on 1 January 2010?

Solution

Age of Amit + 3 = age of Suvarna
The total of the ages of Amit and Suvarna on 1 January 2015 = 61 years
Age of Amit + Age of Suvarna = 61 years
Age of Amit + Age of Amit + 3 = 61
Age of Amit = 58/2 = 29 years

Age of Suvarna on 1 January 2015 = age of Amit + 3 = 29 + 3 = 32
Age of Survarna on 1 January 2010 = 32 - 5 = 27 years
$$\therefore$$ The correct answer is option A.