- hai all,

LCM of 6,12,7 is 84

DONT TAKE -5 AND -4 AS -9(according to BODMAS rule brackets need to be solve first)

then the equation becomes

x=2(84x-14x-7x-12x-420-336)/84

solve this equation u will get X as 84.

Regards

sundarOn Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 3:37 PM, vicky vishy <vicky18244@...> wrote:Hi allLet the age of the man be xthen we get the equationx = 2[x-(x/6)-(x/12)-(x/7)-5-4]Solving the above equationwe get x = 84Therefore, the age of the man when he died was 84 years...Lemme know if this right

From: hema.kannaiyan <hema.kannaiyan@...>

Subject: [2IIM CAT Prep] age problem

To: ascent4cat@yahoogroups.com

Date: Saturday, July 10, 2010, 12:05 PMhey everyone,

i came across this problem , i dono how to solve it. can anyone help me in this

the question is that"on a man's tombstone, it is said that one sixth of his life was spent in childhood, one twelth as a teenager.one seventh of his life passed between the time he became an adult and the time he married;five years later , his son was born .alas , the son died four years before he died. he lived to be twice as old as his son did . how old did the man was? - why unnecessarily complicate things...it is given he spent one twefth of his life as a teenager..now a person is a teenager when he is aged 13 to 19...a total of 7 years...if these 7 years as a teenager form one 12th of his life then he must be 12*7=84 years old when he died..no need for the equations

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 10:00 PM, sundaresan chandrasekaran <sundaresan.eee@...> wrote:hai all,

LCM of 6,12,7 is 84

DONT TAKE -5 AND -4 AS -9(according to BODMAS rule brackets need to be solve first)

then the equation becomes

x=2(84x-14x-7x-12x-420-336)/84

solve this equation u will get X as 84.

Regards

sundarOn Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 3:37 PM, vicky vishy <vicky18244@...> wrote:Hi allLet the age of the man be xthen we get the equationx = 2[x-(x/6)-(x/12)-(x/7)-5-4]Solving the above equationwe get x = 84Therefore, the age of the man when he died was 84 years...Lemme know if this right

From: hema.kannaiyan <hema.kannaiyan@...>

Subject: [2IIM CAT Prep] age problem

To: ascent4cat@yahoogroups.com

Date: Saturday, July 10, 2010, 12:05 PMhey everyone,

i came across this problem , i dono how to solve it. can anyone help me in this

the question is that"on a man's tombstone, it is said that one sixth of his life was spent in childhood, one twelth as a teenager.one seventh of his life passed between the time he became an adult and the time he married;five years later , his son was born .alas , the son died four years before he died. he lived to be twice as old as his son did . how old did the man was?