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A father and son are having a conversation. The father turns to the son and says:
"You know, Son, there was a time when your old man was twice the age of your mother. Of course, the next year, I was only one and a half times her age, but still, that's pretty amazing, eh?"
If the father is 44 years old, how old is the mother?
That's not the answer.
Does it seem like you aren't getting the whole story? The father is choosing his words very carefully.
The mother is 43 years old.
When the boy's father was two years old, his mother was one. The next year, he turned three and she turned two. When you realize this is the only combination of ages that yield the ratios mentioned in the problem, everything starts to make sense.
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