Alice and Bob

Alice [a] is 5 years older than Bob [b]. The product of their ages is 149 times the sum of their ages.

a=b+5 and ab=149(a+b)

Their ages?

2 comments for “Alice and Bob

  1. July 15, 2019 at 19:17

    Alice is approximately 300.52 years old and Bob is approximately 295.52 years old.

    For some reason, the calculation is seriously prone to error.

    Best regards

    • July 15, 2019 at 19:27

      It did seem that way but it needed an expert opinion.

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