## Re: [2IIM CAT Prep] age problem

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• 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
Message 1 of 5 , Jul 21, 2010
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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
sundar

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 3:37 PM, vicky vishy wrote:

 Hi all Let the age of the man be x then we get the equation x = 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 Vignesh--- On Sat, 7/10/10, hema.kannaiyan wrote:From: hema.kannaiyan Subject: [2IIM CAT Prep] age problemTo: ascent4cat@yahoogroups.comDate: Saturday, July 10, 2010, 12:05 PM hey everyone,i came across this problem , i dono how to solve it. can anyone help me in thisthe 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
Message 2 of 5 , Jul 26, 2010
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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 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
sundar

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 3:37 PM, vicky vishy wrote:

 Hi all Let the age of the man be x then we get the equation x = 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 Vignesh--- On Sat, 7/10/10, hema.kannaiyan wrote:From: hema.kannaiyan Subject: [2IIM CAT Prep] age problemTo: ascent4cat@yahoogroups.comDate: Saturday, July 10, 2010, 12:05 PM hey everyone,i came across this problem , i dono how to solve it. can anyone help me in thisthe 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?

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