# A man is four times as old as his son. In five years he will be only three times as old as his son. What is the man's present age?

##### 1 Answer

May 7, 2018

Present age of man = 40 years

#### Explanation:

Let the **present age of son** be **'x'** years.

Then, the **present age of man** is **4x** years.

**After 5 years,**

Age of son = x+5

Age of man = 4x+5

Given,

age of man after 5 years = 3 times age of son after 5 years

That is,

Thus,

Present age of man

```
=40
```