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Where is the father?

  1. Mar 17, 2007 #1
    I don't know if this been around before, but here it goes...

    Right now, the mum is 21 years older than the child.In 6 years, the mum will be 5 times as old as the child.


    Question :
    Where’s the father right now?

    Solution:

    The mum is 21 years older than the child.
    M = C + 21
    in 6 years from now the mum will be 5 times as old as the child.
    M + 6 = (C + 6) x 5
    Hence,
    C + 21 + 6 = (C + 6) x 5
    C + 27 = 5C + 30
    -3 = 4C
    C = -3/4
    The child is -3/4 years old, it’ll be born in 9 months.
    So right now, the father is on top of the mother
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 17, 2007 #2
    You're definitely making a big assumption saying that the father is on top. Some women are very controlling.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2007
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