Ryan Martis


« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 07:11:13 AM » 

ANSWER :
72 Years...
Solution:
Grandpa:
"This problem is conveniently solved by writing down the necessary equations. Note that there are 12 months in a year, 52 weeks in a year, and 365 days in a year.
Let m be my age in years. If s is my son's age in years, then my son is 52s weeks old. If g is my grandson's age in years, then my grandson is 365g days old. Thus,
365g = 52s.
Since my grandson is 12g months old,
12g = m.
Since my grandson, my son and I together are 120 years,
g + s + m = 120.
The above system of 3 equations in 3 unknowns (g, s and m) can be solved as follows.
m / 12 + 365 m / (52 × 12) + m = 120 or
52 m + 365 m + 624 m = 624 × 120 or
m = 624 × 120 / 1041 = 72.
So, I am 72 years old."
