Originally posted by MathurineSeems like too much information:
On a man's tombstone, it is recorded that one sixth of his life was spent in childhood and one twelfth 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 did. He lived to be twice as old as his son did.
[b]How old did the man live to be?[/b]
Originally posted by sonhouseWouldn't that be 12*7? You're a teenager until you turn 20. Otherwise seems right (lived to 84, married at 33, son at 38, son dies at age 42 4 years ago).
Seems like too much information:
At 1/12th of the teenage years, then it would simply be 12*(19-13)
or 12*6= 72 years.
Son= 72/2 or 36 years.