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

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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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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

Since Mario was 32 years old 8 years ago, then he's 32 + 8 = 40 years old now. Therefore, x years ago he was 40 - x years old.

Answer: C.

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If Mario's current age is M, then Mario's age 8 years ago = M-8;
Here, M-8 = 32; therefore, M=40 (Mario's current age)
His age x years ago means M-x or 40-x;
C is the answer.
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Re: If Mario was 32 years old 8 years ago, how old was he x year  [#permalink]

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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.

Answer (C).
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Current age = 32+8 = 40

x years ago =40-x

Answer = C
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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


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

Answer- C
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New post 20 Aug 2018, 09:27
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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now Mario is 32+8=40 years old
so x years ago, he was 40-x years old

Answer C
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