(In reply to re: A slightly different approach
I see my error.
But, I still maintain that the algebraic equations corresponding to my methodology and their solutions thereof are entirely accurate.
According to my calculations, the respective ages of the man and his wife after 15 years of marriage are 60 and 30, and so subtacting 15 years we would indeed obtain the respective ages of the man and his wife at the time of the wedding as 45 and 15, which is succinctly corroborated in terms of the official solution.
However, I admit that the conclusions drawn from the algebraic equation in terms of my earlier post was erroneous, and I made the mistake of subtracting 30 years form the man's age and 15 years from the wife's age. Having performed the said proceedure, the respective ages were transposed compounding the anomaly under reference.
I thank you for pointing out the foregoing lacunae, and I confim having suitably amended my earlier post.
Edited on June 28, 2007, 11:41 am