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WHERE'S THE FATHER?  
« on: Aug 26th, 2005, 10:55am »
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I've searched for treads for this riddle and found none. I know what the answer is suppossed to be but I would like to see the math to dirive the solution.
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 26th, 2005, 11:43am »
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There is an earlier thread about it, but it's a few years old and the search engine default to at most a year back.
But luckily the math hasn't changed too much  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 26th, 2005, 12:52pm »
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THX. Not a good riddle. To many assumptions adn not a clear answer.
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 26th, 2005, 2:21pm »
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There are a lot of riddles of that kind, they're more jokes than puzzles, I think.
Instead of an 'aha erlebness' they evoke a *lol*-erlebnis Wink
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 3rd, 2005, 4:44am »
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What about, if the mother-child difference is 15 years, and after 4 years it becomes 4 times the age. Then where should the father be?
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Re: WHERE'S THE FATHER?  
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on Sep 3rd, 2005, 4:44am, ngpdoc wrote:
What about, if the mother-child difference is 15 years, and after 4 years it becomes 4 times the age. Then where should the father be?

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-In school (if he's similarly young as the mother)
-In jail (if old enough, and accused of statutory rape [note: age of consent is much more liberal in certain countries other than the US] )
-At work to provide for his family during working hours, and at home to spend time with them much of the rest of the time
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« Reply #6 on: May 24th, 2006, 12:17am »
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if you calculate out the values, you'll get -3/4 years, which translates to -9 months.  In other words, the baby is being made right now.  Thus, unless artificial insemination is being used...  well, hopefully you can figure out the rest.
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« Reply #7 on: Aug 10th, 2006, 7:23am »
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ah, but then you have to take into consideration at what time is the baby considered as a "being". some people say that it is after fertilisation of the egg, while others say after a defined period of time (e.g. 28 days), while others still say that it is only after the primal streak has formed.
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« Reply #8 on: Aug 10th, 2006, 4:38pm »
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In this case, that definition is implicit in the question, since the question asserts that the child exists 9 months prior to its birth.
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Re: WHERE'S THE FATHER?  
« Reply #9 on: May 8th, 2017, 3:16pm »
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The riddle could state:
 
In one year from now the mother will be 21 years older than the child.
In 6 years from now, the mother will be 5 times as old as the child.
Where is the father?
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