When I was married 10 years ago, my wife was the sixth member in the
family. Today my father died, and a baby was born to me. The average age in my
family today is what it was when I married. How old my father when he died?

(1) 50 years (2) 60 years (3)
70 years (4) Indeterminate

Solution
follows here:

__Solution:__
Number of
family members 10 years ago = 6

Number of
family members today is also 6 (one plus for baby and one minus for father)

Let father’s
age 10 years ago = F

Let sum of
ages of all family members (except Father) 10 years ago = X

∴Average age of all family members 10
years ago = (F+X)/6 ---(1)

Today, after
10 years from the earlier point, rest all 5 members’ age is incremented by 10
years each, and new baby with age ‘0’,

Sum of ages
of all family members today = (X+50) + (0) = X+50

Average of ages
of all family members today = (X+50)/6 ---(2)

Given that, “average age in my family today is what it was
when I married”

=> (1)
and (2) are equal

=> F+X =
X+50 => F = 50, But this is not the final answer. F is the age of father 10
years ago.

∴Age of Father when he died = F+10 =

**60**

Answer (2)

Answer (2)

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