Correct Answer - Option 4 : 40

Ration of Present age of P and Q = 2 : 3

Assume;

Age of P = 2P

Age of Q = 3P

**Eight years ago;**

Age of P = (2P - 8) years

Age of Q = (3P - 8) years

Age of P = Q/2

⇒ (2P - 8) = (3P - 8)/2

⇒ 2 × (2P - 8) = (3P - 8)

⇒ 4P - 16 = 3P - 8

⇒ 4P - 3P = 16 - 8

⇒ P = 8

So,

**Age of P = 2P = 16 years**

**Age of Q = 3P = 24 years**

Sum of age of P and Q = 16 + 24

= 40 years

Hence, **"40" **is the correct answer.