# QA – Placement Quizzes | Age | Question 2

Sam is 16 years older than Peter. If 6 years back, Sam’s age was 3 times Peter’s age, what are their present ages?**(A)** 14 and 30 years**(B)** 15 and 31 years**(C)** 13 and 30 years**(D)** 12 and 30**Answer:** **(A)****Explanation:** Let Peter’s age be x years. Then,

Sam’s age = x + 16 years. We know,

3 × (x-6) = (x+16) – 6

⇒ 3x – 18 = x + 10

⇒ 2x = 28 ⇒ x = 14.

Therefore, Peter’s present age is 14 years and Sam’s present age is 30 years.

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