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Logic Puzzle # 2

Posted by on Mar. 30, 2016 at 12:48 PM
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We know little about this Greek mathematician from Alexandria, called the father of algebra, except that he lived around 3rd century A.D. Thanks to an admirer of his, who described his life by means of an algebraic riddle, we know at least something about his life.


Diophantus's youth lasted 1/6 of his life. He had his first beard in the next 1/12 of his life. At the end of the following 1/7 of his life Diophantus got married. Five years from then his son was born. His son lived exactly 1/2 of Diophantus's life. Diophantus died 4 years after the death of his son.



How long did Diophantus live?

teacher

by on Mar. 30, 2016 at 12:48 PM
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GodsAmiga
by Bronze Member on Mar. 30, 2016 at 5:47 PM

I have no idea. Lol! 108 is what I got but math scrambles together for me and my head feels like it's going to explode when I read these kind of word problems. :-D I think my kids' dad will be teaching math after the elementary years. ;-)

dab344
by on Mar. 30, 2016 at 5:55 PM

heres a guess 83?

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