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# old funny one

Best Answer Riddari, 30 August 2007 - 07:08 PM

As Unreality calculated, the child is -0.75 years old. I did this the easy way, though. If in 6 years the mother will be 21 years older than and 5 times as old as the child, then:
5*(X+6) = (X+6)+21
4*(X+6) = 21
X+6 = 5.25
X = -0.75

So, at present the child is three quarters of a year shy of being born.
Three quarters of a year is nine months.
Nine months is the average gestation period of a human.
Assuming a perfect pregnancy, Dad should be with Mom in a very intimate fashion right now.
Of course, children are not born exactly nine months after conception. So, right now might be several weeks before or after the exact moment of conception.
Still, I think that was the intent of the riddle. Go to the full post

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### #1 smile4me

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 06:08 PM

right now mum is 21 years older then her child. in 6 years her child will be 5 times younger than she.

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### #2 impact504

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 06:30 PM

he's in chino looking at a dime for possession.
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### #3 unreality

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 06:44 PM

right now mum is 21 years older then her child. in 6 years her child will be 5 times younger than she.

since there is a 21 year difference...

for mom to be twice as old:
21*2 = 42
child is 21 and mom is 42

for mom to be three times as old:
21*1.5=31.5
child is 10.5, mom is 31.5

four time as old:
21*1.333333* = 28
child is 7, mom is 28

five times as old:
21*1.25 = 26.25
child is 5.25, mother is 26.25

But we have to subtract 6 years now

CHILD IS -.75 years old (so approx 2.25 months in the womb so far) and MOM is 20.25 years old
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### #4 Riddari

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:08 PM   Best Answer

As Unreality calculated, the child is -0.75 years old. I did this the easy way, though. If in 6 years the mother will be 21 years older than and 5 times as old as the child, then:
5*(X+6) = (X+6)+21
4*(X+6) = 21
X+6 = 5.25
X = -0.75

So, at present the child is three quarters of a year shy of being born.
Three quarters of a year is nine months.
Nine months is the average gestation period of a human.
Assuming a perfect pregnancy, Dad should be with Mom in a very intimate fashion right now.
Of course, children are not born exactly nine months after conception. So, right now might be several weeks before or after the exact moment of conception.
Still, I think that was the intent of the riddle.
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### #5 Martini

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:12 PM

Okay, since this seems to be an actual teaser, I'll have it moved back to "New Riddles". Sorry about that smile4me and welcome to the boards!

CHILD IS -.75 years old (so approx 2.25 months in the womb so far) and MOM is 20.25 years old

Actually, the child is brand new in the womb, since .75 of a year is about 9 months. So the father is...well, ya know- pretty close by.

Edit: Riddari beat me to it.
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### #6 unreality

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:14 PM

oh yeah sorry i was thinking .75 of the gestation period, woops!

lol smile, you dirty ******
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### #7 smile4me

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 03:19 PM

oh yeah sorry i was thinking .75 of the gestation period, woops!

lol smile, you dirty ******

life is too short.. let's have some fun too ..
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### #8 bonanova

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 03:29 PM

life is too short.. let's have some fun too ..

I'm all for that. Do you happen to have mum's phone number?
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Vidi vici veni.

### #9 smile4me

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 05:07 PM

I'm all for that. Do you happen to have mum's phone number?

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### #10 unreality

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 09:42 PM

we can overpower him...
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