## Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A mother is 21 years older than her child. In exactly 6 years from now, the mother will be exactly 5 times as old as the child.

Where's the father?

Hint, don't look below if you don't want to get some REALLY BIG hints about the answer.

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OK... If you figure out the answer, then you may want to argue about some things. What if the kid's early/late? isn't it 10 months and not 9?, etc... This question is fun/interesting, but not technically correct in a lot of ways. Despite enjoying multiple answers to questions, I don't really like hearing a lot of complaints about such questions. This one is for fun, not fact.

Sorry about that. I know that the people reading this blog usually don't complain about things like this, but I thought I should head it off.

2. Oh.. the kids age is 3.75 but i don't know anything about the father... i still think he is a deadbeat though =p

3. If you do the math, then the baby is -9 months old, meaning he is being conceived now. I think we know where that puts the father.

4. Let X be Mom's age and Y be the child's age.
1) X = Y + 21.
2) X + 6 = 5*(Y+6) -> X = 5Y + 24

Solve for X and Y and you get Y = -3/4 or about 9 months before birth. So, now you know dad is with mom!

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