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Man Wrinkle spent one-fourth of his life as a boy, one-eighth as a youth, and one-half as an active man. If Man Wrinkle spent 11 years as an old man,

Then how many years did he spend as an active man?

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SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 16th March 2016 in Math Puzzles.
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    One fourth of life as boy. So, two eigths.
    One eighth as youth.
    One half active. Four eigths.
    TOTAL is (1+2+4)/8=7/8
    Remaining is Old Man = 1/8 = 11.

    Therefore, Four eigth ( Active man) is 1/8 *4 = 11*4 = 44.

    Done! ­čÖé

    Anirudh Srikanth Starter Answered on 16th March 2016.
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    Let x be the total  age of the wrinkles of man =x
    wrinkle(Boy +youth+active) =7x/8

    so old age wrinkle=x-7x/8=x/8

    therefore x/8=11
    x=88

    wrinkles age of active man=x/2=44 years

    aayush Guru Answered on 16th March 2016.
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