arithmetic - the ratio of the ages of malathi and jagan is 2 5 after 8 years their ages will be in the ratio of 1 2 the difference in their present ages in years is - skillgun

Let Malathi’s age = 2x and Jagan’s age = 5x
=> (2x + 8)/(5x + 8) = 1/2
=> 2 (2x + 8) = 5x + 8
=> x = 8
Malathi's age = 16 years
and Jagan's age = 40 years
Difference of their ages = 24 years.