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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!

Please don't google for the answer!!!!

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?

Please don't google for the answer!!!!

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?

Original Poster

Original Poster

what do you mean?

thats a good one

Banned

Oh no, just google'd it, very good

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

Original Poster

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

Banned

Original Poster

yeah your on the money

the father is on top of the mother

Original Poster

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!

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

Original Poster

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

loool