Lighter side of events…

07 Mar

I got this problem from a friend of mine and I found it quite interesting. See if you guys can find the correct solution…

Karen lives in a new neighbourhood near Philadelphia. She has an adorable kid by name Cathy. Cathy is 21 years younger to Karen. Six years from now, Karen will be 5 times as old as Cathy. If all the above were true, what is the whereabouts of Cathy’s father now?


Posted by on March 7, 2006 in From AM-KICKING blog


9 responses to “Lighter side of events…

  1. Survivor

    March 8, 2006 at 1:44 am

    Ok !!I got this right!! Wherever Cathy’s father is, he is as close to Karen as possible….:-)Good one!!

  2. BrainWaves

    March 8, 2006 at 2:25 am

    I think I ‘zero-ed’ in on the solution after Survivor’s response.

    But before that I came up with Karen’s age to be 27 3/4 (which solved the equation). But it does not give a clue about Father’s status.

    If the multiple is 4 then i could have guessed father’s whereabouts as JAIL 🙂

  3. Survivor

    March 8, 2006 at 5:19 pm

    I think you did your calculation wrong. Karen’s age should be 20 1/4 and not 27 3/4. Now, that would have definitely given a clue about the father’s whereabouts.

  4. BrainWaves

    March 8, 2006 at 6:08 pm

    I did 5C = K + 6 instead of 5C + 30 = K + 6.
    But my “sharp” mind already found the answer after your first clue 🙂

    Interesting question for sure

  5. Mindframes

    March 8, 2006 at 6:13 pm

    You guys nailed it… C = -3/4 or -9 months and I assume everyone in the group have a fairly good idea of what that means..:)

  6. Mindframes

    March 8, 2006 at 6:15 pm

    That brings up an interesting question… I can understand the birthday concept.. But, in theory, our age should be ~9 months more than the age that we refer to, isnt it?

  7. BrainWaves

    March 8, 2006 at 8:14 pm

    Age group – factor to find age

    6-17 -(upto)(-11) months
    17-25 -mostly accurate
    25-55 -(upto) +11 months
    55-62 -fairly accurate
    62-90 – NO IDEA

    actress -find the first movie and guess their age in that movie and calculate

    Now you care about 9 months..hee hee heee

  8. Mindframes

    March 8, 2006 at 9:59 pm

    I think there must be local minima (more negative factor added) at the age=20,30,40 boundaries as well..:)

  9. bumblebee

    March 11, 2006 at 2:19 am

    This was neat. Theoretically, Survivor’s answer is right!


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