Ages 27-30 PuzzleDate: 11/06/2001 at 09:08:58 From: Jarrett Giardullo Subject: Word problem having to do with age Alan was 27 years old the day before yesterday. Next year he will be 30. How is this possible? Date: 11/06/2001 at 13:41:35 From: Doctor Greenie Subject: Re: Word problem having to do with age Hello, Jarrett - It is New Year's Day, and Alan's birthday was yesterday: date year Alan's age ------------------------------ Dec 30 last year 27 (day before yesterday) Dec 31 last year 28 (yesterday) Jan 1 this year 28 (today) Dec 31 this year 29 Dec 31 next year 30 ("sometime" next year) - Doctor Greenie, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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