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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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### #21 Wizzbang

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 01:44 PM

The kid is 3 months old (.25 years) now and Mum is 21.25 (21 years older)
In 5 years, the kid will be 5.25 and Mum will be 26.25 (5 times the kids age and 21 years older)

So, those 2 facts, plus \$8 gets you over the Goerge Washington bridge (today) but does nothing to answer the question "Where's the father?".
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### #22 Kay

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 04:45 PM

her husband on the other hand...
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### #23 Wonderland

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 12:18 AM

I am the father... I'm married to the mother of our child
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### #24 Zelzy

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:30 AM

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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### #25 itsclueless

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:51 AM

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

I agree. But look at the numbers: -.75 years old = -9 months

So where is the dad? Having his was with the mom!
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### #26 cindy broughton

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 01:12 AM

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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### #27 cindy broughton

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 01:20 AM

The father is shopping. it's his wife and baby's birthday.
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### #28 grunthos

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 07:25 AM

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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### #29 grunthos

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 07:30 AM

The child being -.75 means it has just been conceived, however conception doesn't usually occour at the moment of copulation so it is unlikely for daddy to be still in union with mum.
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### #30 crashmilk

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:51 AM

Spoiler for mmmm.......

not to mean dirty jokes or anything else....just taking in consideration that it might be possible as well for the situation....^-^
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