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    I am going to start a maths quiz... a series of many questions i don't know but many...... some will be easy some will be hard! Here is the first question!
    Aunt betty was extremely touchy about her age. When her nephew asked her age she replied that she was 35 not including saturdays or sundays... What was her real age?
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    45?
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    (Original post by kriztinae)
    45?
    Very Close but no
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    (Original post by Vienna:))
    Very Close but no
    ok 44.... nearly 45! i rounded it up i think
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    35.
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    (Original post by Vienna:))
    Nope... nope...
    why not!?
    she says not including sat and sundays rite?
    so thats 35 x 52 to get the number of saturdays
    and then 35 x 52 to get the number of sundays
    add them together and divide by 365? :confused:

    46? :confused:
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    Ninety one hundred.
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    nope... a bit higher than that!
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    42?
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    47? 48?
    u gonna show us how u worked it out?
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    http://www.mathsyear2000.org/explore...le/?answer=277
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    Damn you Fil!
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    (Original post by Fluent in Lies)
    http://www.mathsyear2000.org/explore...le/?answer=277
    but how? i wanna know how it was worked out?
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    a=age.

    a = 35 + a(2/7)

    a - (2/7)a = 35

    (5/7)a = 35

    a = 35/(5/7)

    a=49
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    well this is how i would do it:

    weekends = 2/7 of a week, and there are 52 weeks in a year.

    therefore 2 x 52 = 110 (x 35 for her age) = 3850, which if divided by 365, gives you 10.54

    therefore it is 35 + 10.54, which is 45 and a half years old
    to be very precise, it's actually: 45 years and 200 days
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    (Original post by Vienna:))
    Damn you Fil!
    I worked it out first dont worry.
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    (Original post by linguist786)
    well this is how i would do it:

    weekends = 2/7 of a week, and there are 52 weeks in a year.

    therefore 2 x 52 = 110 (x 35 for her age) = 3850, which if divided by 365, gives you 10.54

    therefore it is 35 + 10.54, which is 45 and a half years old
    to be very precise, it's actually: 45 years and 200 days
    Messy.
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    oh shatap FiL !

    i was "vomiting out my thoughts" if you like!
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    (Original post by Vienna:))
    I am going to start a maths quiz... a series of many questions i don't know but many...... some will be easy some will be hard! Here is the first question!
    Aunt betty was extremely touchy about her age. When her nephew asked her age she replied that she was 35 not including saturdays or sundays... What was her real age?
    24 and √2pi days i believe
 
 
 
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