Man life in fraction puzzle


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?


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

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

    aayush Guru Answered on 16th March 2016.
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