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 Age Difference (Posted on 2003-03-02)
Said Albert to Bertrand, "The last time we met, our ages were both prime numbers, and when I was a quarter of the age I am now, you were that age plus half the age your father would have been thirty years previous to when he was six times the age you would have been when I was half your age".

How old were Albert and Bertrand the last time they met?

 Submitted by Ravi Raja Rating: 3.5556 (9 votes) Solution: (Hide) Albert and Bertrand were 2 and 5 years old repectively the last time they met. If A and B are Albert's and Bertrand's present ages and a and b are their ages when Albert was half Bertrand's age then B - 3A/4 = (A/4) + (6b - 30)/2 Since their ages have always had the same difference we have B - A = 3b - 15 = b - a and since 2a = b then a = 3 and b = 6. So their ages differ by 3. Since all primes except 2 are odd and differ by an even number we can only have 2 and 5, Bertrand being the older of the two.

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