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# If Mario was 32 years old 8 years ago, how old was he x year

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Past <----------------|---------------------------------|--------------
--------------Before 8 years---------------------- Now
--------------Mario's Age = 32 years---------Mario's Age = 32 + 8 or 40 years

Now Mario's age is 40 years, therefore, he was 40 - x years old before x years.

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Re: If Mario was 32 years old 8 years ago, how old was he x year [#permalink]
Current age = 32+8 = 40

x years ago =40-x

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Re: If Mario was 32 years old 8 years ago, how old was he x year [#permalink]
Bunuel wrote:
If Mario was 32 years old 8 years ago, how old was he x years ago?

(A) x-40
(B) x-24
(C) 40 -x
(D) 24 - x
(E) 24 + x

Present age of Mario is 40

So, Mario's age x years ago will be 40 - x , answer will be (C)
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If Mario was 32 years old 8 years ago, how old was he x years ago?

Today, Mario will be 32+4=40 years old.
Therefore, x years ago, he was 40-x

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Re: If Mario was 32 years old 8 years ago, how old was he x year [#permalink]
8 years ago Mario was 32 years old, now Mario is 40 years old.
x years ago he was 40-x years old
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Re: If Mario was 32 years old 8 years ago, how old was he x year [#permalink]
now Mario is 32+8=40 years old
so x years ago, he was 40-x years old

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Re: If Mario was 32 years old 8 years ago, how old was he x year [#permalink]
Bunuel wrote:
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If Mario was 32 years old 8 years ago, how old was he x years ago?

(A) x-40
(B) x-24
(C) 40 -x
(D) 24 - x
(E) 24 + x

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Category: Arithmetic Operations on rational numbers
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If Mario was 32 years old 8 years ago, how old was he x years ago?

Mario is now = 32 + 8 = 40 years old
x years ago, he was = 40-x years old

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Re: If Mario was 32 years old 8 years ago, how old was he x year [#permalink]
Today's age - 8 = 32 years

Today's age : 8 + 32 = 40

For x years ago: 40 - x

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