a man is 20 years older then his son. if the su of their ages is 50 years, how old are they?”
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Let the two ages be X (Dad) and Y(son).

X - Y = 20

X + Y = 50

Subtract the 1st equation from the 2nd equation.

2Y = 30

Y = 15

X = 35

answered Nov 17, 2013 by Fermat Level 11 User (80,500 points)

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