# What is Rajan present age?

Rajan’s age is 3 times than that of Ashok. In 12 years, Rajan’s age will be double the age of Ashok. Rajan’s present age is:

- 27 years
- 32 years
- 36 years
- 40 years

**Answer: (3) 36 years**

**Explanation:-**

Let the age of Rajan and Ashok be X & Y years

Rajan’s age is 3 times than that of Ashok.

Then, X = 3 Y

X – 3 Y = 0 ………………………….. (1)

In 12 years, Rajan’s age will be double the age of Ashok.

Then, X + 12 = 2 (Y + 12)

X + 12 = 2 Y + 24

X – 2 Y = 24 – 12

X – 2 Y = 12 ……………………..(2)

Equation (2) Subtract from equation (1),

X – 3 Y – X + 2 Y = – 12

– Y = – 12

Y = 12

Then, the age of Rajan = X = 3 x 12

= 36 years.

Hence, the correct answer is option (3) 36 years.