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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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#11 bonanova

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 11:05 AM

we can overpower him...

Heh heh, you scallywag!
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 12:07 PM

eesh what are you all like, poor mother!!
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 02:35 AM

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

Q: where is daddy?


you are all trying to figure out how old the child is while the question is where is daddy...

daddy is somewhere...
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 05:35 AM

you are all trying to figure out how old the child is while the question is where is daddy...

daddy is somewhere...

If you did how old the child was, then you would realize the baby is not born yet, so then daddy would be pretty close by.
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#15 jade423

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 05:28 PM

Just have to say, Great Riddle :D
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#16 Jiesheng

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 05:37 PM

Is there a reason you used Queens English with the word "mum"? I thought maybe it was a reallllyyyyyyy long anagram.
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#17 McSucio

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 02:36 AM

Dad's in jail for getting the mom(an underage) drunk enough to sleep with...
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 02:18 AM

Depends on the country, drinking age in the UK is 18, Spain = if you are old enough to ask for it.. etc etc
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 04:28 AM

Assuming this is a human. Daddy is in prison for having children with a minor. :rolleyes:
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#20 lemonymelon

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 12:03 PM

Is there a reason you used Queens English with the word "mum"? I thought maybe it was a reallllyyyyyyy long anagram.

most of the time, people say MUM in UK instead of MOM
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