The ratio of the present ages of P and Q is 5 : 7 respectively. If the difference between Q`s present age and P’s age after 6 years is 2, what is the total of P’s and Q’s present ages ?

\par Let the present ages of P and Q be 5x years and 7x years respectively.

\par Then, 7x - (5x + 6) = 2

2x = 8

x = 4

\par Required sum = 5x + 7x = 12x = 48 years