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# If Sam were twice as old as he is, he would be 40 years

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If Sam were twice as old as he is, he would be 40 years [#permalink]  02 Mar 2004, 18:47
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If Sam were twice as old as he is, he would be 40 years older than Jim.If Jim is 10years younger than sam, how old is sam?
(a) 30

(b) 60

(c) 40

(d) 50

(e) 20
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Dharmin wrote:
IS that A ?

I support A as well

By the way, it is a very good backsolving problem for those who did not catch it. Thanks a lot - great question.

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Let ages be S & J

From 1st statement : 2*S-40=J
From 2nd statement : S-J = 10

Solve for S!!
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