The average age of husband and wife at the time of their marriage was 25 years. A son was born to them two years after their marriage. The present average of all three of them is 24 years. How many years is it since the couple got married?

(a) 5 yrs. (b) 6 yrs. (c) 8 yrs. (d) 9 yrs.

The average age of husband and wife at the time of their marriage was 25 years. A son was born to them two years after their marriage. The present average of all three of them is 24 years. How many years is it since the couple got married?

(a) 5 yrs. (b) 6 yrs. (c) 8 yrs. (d) 9 yrs.

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Sum of the ages of husband and wife at the time of their marriage = = 50 yrs.

Sum of the ages of husband and wife when their son was born = = 54 yrs.

Sum of the ages of husband and wife and son at present =

() = 72 yrs.

Age of the son = yrs.

Hence, the couple got married = 8 years ago.

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