CAT Algebra questions from linear equations that apperaed in the quantitative aptitude section of CAT 2017 question paper consists of concept from Equations. The benefit of being good at framing equation can be useful in other topics as well. This is a question from Linear equation. Arun's present age is in relation with Barun's. In another few years Arun's age will be half of Barun's. What will happen finally? Solve this question to find that out. To check out more CAT Level questions with detailed video solutions for free, go here: CAT Question Bank
Question 1 : Arun's present age in years is 40% of Barun's. In another few years, Arun's age will be half of Barun's. By what percentage will Barun's age increase during this period? [TITA]
Given that Arun's present age in years is 40% of Barun's. And after few years, Arun’s age will be half of Barun’s. We have to find by what percentage will Barun’s age increase during this period.
So Arun’s present age is 2x and Barun’s present age will be equal to 5x.
2(2x + y) = 5x + y
4x + 2y = 5x + y
4x + 2y = 5x + y
y = x
So 2x and 5x becomes 3x and 6x respectively.
By what percentage will Barun's age increase during this period is that x increases of 5x so it increases by 20%.
Hence 20% of Barun’s age will increase during this period.
The question is "Arun's present age in years is 40% of Barun's. In another few years, Arun's age will be half of Barun's. By what percentage will Barun's age increase during this period? [TITA]"
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