# Michael is 25 years younger than his father. The sum of their ages is 53. What is Michael's age?

Oct 24, 2016

$14$

#### Explanation:

Let the father's age be $x$,
$\implies$ Michael's age = $x - 25$
$\implies x - 25 + x = 53$
$\implies 2 x = 53 + 25$
$\implies 2 x = 78$
$\implies x = 39$

Hence, Michael's age $= x - 25 = 39 - 25 = 14$