When my uncle died his integral age was one twenty-ninth the year he died. How old was he when he first saw me, in 1976?
(In reply to re: RIP: The Process (solution)
tomarken's solution is in conformity with my solution, which is furnished hereunder as follows:
Let us assume the uncle's demise occurred in the year 29*C. Then, by the problem, he was born in the year 29C – C = 28C. Now, the year preceeding 2006, which is divisible by 29 is 2001 as 2001 = 29*69, giving the respective probable years of his birth and demise as 2001-69 = 1932 AD and 2001 AD. Had the birth of the uncle occurred before 1932 AD, he must have been born on or before 28*68 = 1904 and died on or before 29*68 = 1972 in which case he wouldn't have been able to see the proposer.
Consequently, the uncle was precisely 1976 – 1932 = 44 years old when he first saw the proposer.<o:p></o:p>
Edited on April 13, 2006, 9:02 am