# Find Age of Son

Discussion in 'Basic Math' started by nycmathguy, Dec 1, 2021.

1. ### nycmathguy

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A man is 34 years old and his son is 12 years old. If the man becomes 42 years old, how old will is son be?

The father is 22 years older than his son.

When the father is 42, the son will be 22 years younger than the son.

So, 42 - 22 = 20.

The son will be 20 years old.

nycmathguy, Dec 1, 2021

2. ### MathLover1

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correct

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3. ### nycmathguy

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Of course, you know that not all word problems will be this easy.

nycmathguy, Dec 1, 2021
4. ### HallsofIvy

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What???
You mean that, however old the father is, the son will always be 34- 12= 22 years younger than the father.

Yes. I would have said that the father will be 42 in 42- 34= 8 years and in 8 years the son will be 12+ 8= 20 years old.

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