# What is their age

rgoudie
Posers and Puzzles 27 Jun '04 22:47
1. 27 Jun '04 22:47
A girl asks her mother's age and is told, Six years ago I was nine times your age. Now I am only three times your age.

What are the present ages of the girl and her mother?

-Ray.
2. 28 Jun '04 11:30
Originally posted by rgoudie
A girl asks her mother's age and is told, Six years ago I was nine times your age. Now I am only three times your age.

What are the present ages of the girl and her mother?

-Ray.
Mother = 24
Girl = 8

So, six years ago would have been:
Mother = 18
Girl = 2

The mum was either keen to start a family early or did not listen too closely to the preventative parts in sex education!
3. 28 Jun '04 13:531 edit
Originally posted by kody magic
Mother = 24
Girl = 8

So, six years ago would have been:
Mother = 18
Girl = 2

The mum was either keen to start a family early or did not listen too closely to the preventative parts in sex education!
Obviously correct!

I noticed that the system stripped off the quotation marks.

-Ray.