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Re: Grandpa and Grandma age?
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2006, 12:25:36 PM »
LOL. One just have to travel back in time by (x-y) years, where x is grandpa's age and y is grandma's age.
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Re: Grandpa and Grandma age?
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2006, 09:24:58 PM »
admittedly I had to write some stuff down for this one  ;)

hmmm... no spoil tags on this forum.  Oh well.  I'll just space down a few times and hope Borek sees it fast so no one has their answer spoiled (assuming mine is right...  ;D)

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Re: Grandpa and Grandma age?
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2006, 05:32:49 PM »
Grandpa's  Age  =  75.6  yrs
Grandma's  Age  =  50.4  yrs

 ;)  It was not a difficult one.

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Re: Grandpa and Grandma age?
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2006, 05:51:12 PM »
Grandpa's  Age  =  75.6  yrs
Grandma's  Age  =  50.4  yrs

 ;)  It was not a difficult one.

It was - this is not correct answer. Both ages are integer numbers.
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Re: Grandpa and Grandma age?
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2006, 07:26:24 PM »
Is this a fall spring marriage?

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Re: Grandpa and Grandma age?
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2006, 12:40:42 PM »
Borek , please tell me my mistake  :)

I have done it the following way
 Grandpa's age = x yrs
 Grandma's age = y yrs
        x   +   y   =  126           ---------- ( 1 )

(x-y) yrs ago
 Grandpa's age  =  x - ( x - y) yrs     =  y   yrs
 Grandma's age = [ y - ( x - y) ] yrs = [ 2y - x ] yrs
                   y  = 2 [ 2y - x ]
    =>           y  = 4y - 2x
    =>   2x - 3y  =   0                --------- ( 2 )
Multiplying ( 1 ) by 3 & then adding it to ( 2 ) , we get
                5x    =   378
    =>         x    =   75.6 yrs
    And        y    =   50.4  yrs             
               

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Re: Grandpa and Grandma age?
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2006, 01:22:03 PM »
This is the correct equation:
x = 2(y-(x-y))
which gives 4y-3x=0

Then you can put that into x+y=126

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Re: Grandpa and Grandma age?
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2006, 07:08:49 PM »
This is the correct equation:
x = 2(y-(x-y))
which gives 4y-3x=0

Then you can put that into x+y=126

 :(  Sorry I have made such a stupid mistake.

correct result deleted as usual ;)
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Re: Grandpa and Grandma age?
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2006, 01:22:04 AM »
Borek,

Grand Pa will be a decade short in a century after the no of years the difference is there in their age.


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Re: Grandpa and Grandma age?
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2006, 03:46:22 AM »
And if we go with the 'half plus seven rule' which states that the youngest person you can date is half your age plus seven years, grandpa currently sits within the limits.  So the next question is: at what age did grandpa finally fit that rule? :)  Then we should compare that to when they got married.  Sounds like grandma might be a gold digger (i.e., Anna Nicole Smith).

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