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# This is a tough brainteaser! Anyone care to beat it?

Right found this brain teaser and I couldn't do it, but I found that answer eventually. Its a good one!

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 :
Wheres the father right now?

Pentonville ?

he could be at work

Original Poster

no lol

grrrrr i fell for it

What and whose Father ?

Just googled it, that's a good one.

Original Poster

queenlush;5712076

grrrrr i fell for it

what do you mean?

lol

thats a good one

Banned

prison for underage sex

Oh no, just google'd it, very good

is he having a bit of hows your father

dave_lunt2;5712084

what do you mean?

never mind .....it's ok i'm losing the plot :oops:

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nikkib123;5712146

Oooh thats clever - yes I did Google but I am on my lunch break and could … Oooh thats clever - yes I did Google but I am on my lunch break and could not wait for another 5 pages until the answer!

yeah its a clever one, but I'm still trying to make sense of it now

the son?

hes giving it to the mom

yup...kicking in mommas door

lol, thats a good one!

Is he "on the job!!!"

Banned

ill say hes in the the process of becoming a father :? i other words the child isnt conceived yet

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PabloInTheSky;5712488

ill say hes in the the process of becoming a father :? i other words the … ill say hes in the the process of becoming a father :? i other words the child isnt conceived yet

yeah your on the money

the father is on top of the mother

Original Poster

Let the child be 'x' years old right now.
So the mum must be x + 21 years of age.
So, After 6 years the mum will be x + 21 + 6 = x + 27
years old and the child will be (x + 6) years old
at that time.
So from the given information we get,
5*(x+6)=x+27
Therefore,
5*x+30=x+27
Therefore,
4*x=27-30
Therefore
4*x=-3
Therefore
x=-3/4
But -3/4 years = -3/4 * 12 months
i.e. the child is -9 months right now.
This means the child is just getting conceived.
Hence the father of the child must be in bed with
the mum right now!

dave_lunt2;5712519

Let the child be 'x' years old right now.So the mum must be x + 21 years … Let the child be 'x' years old right now.So the mum must be x + 21 years of age.So, After 6 years the mum will be x + 21 + 6 = x + 27years old and the child will be (x + 6) years oldat that time.So from the given information we get,5*(x+6)=x+27Therefore,5*x+30=x+27Therefore,4*x=27-30Therefore4*x=-3Thereforex=-3/4But -3/4 years = -3/4 * 12 monthsi.e. the child is -9 months right now.This means the child is just getting conceived.Hence the father of the child must be in bed withthe mum right now!

Nice bit of 'cut and paste'..................:whistling:

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nlambert;5712673

Nice bit of 'cut and paste'..................:whistling:

I know I was gonna try and expalin it in a simple way, but couldn't get around it myself

kyalion;5712062

Pentonville ?

loool