# Shobo’s mother’s present age is six times Shobo’s present age. Shobo’s age five years from now will be one third of his mother’s present age. What are their present ages?

**Solution:**

Let's form a linear equation for the given problem statement.

Let Shobo’s age be x years. Therefore, his mother’s age will be 6x years.

After 5 years, Shobo will be x + 5 years and his mother will be 6x + 5 years.

According to the question,

x + 5 = 6x/3

⇒ x + 5 = 2x

⇒ x = 5

x = 5 and 6x = 30

Thus, Shobo's age is 5 years and his mother's age is 30 years.

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## Shobo’s mother’s present age is six times Shobo’s present age. Shobo’s age five years from now will be one third of his mother’s present age. What are their present ages?

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**Summary:**

Shobo’s mother’s present age is six times Shobo’s present age. Shobo’s age five years from now will be one third of his mother’s present age. Thus, Shobo's present age is 5 years and his mother's present age is 30 years.