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# Can You Solve This Simple Math Problem?

## How Old Is My Brother?

Everyday math can be very useful in calculating tip percentages or the amount of discount you might get at a sale.

You might not need trigonometry or algebra every single day, but basic arithmetic is extremely useful outside of a classroom. It’s good to exercise your math skills so you can keep up with the everyday math you might need. Why don’t you give it a try below?

### Can you figure out the correct answer to this riddle?

Now think carefully, don’t rush.

I will admit that I myself was a little quick with my answer when I first saw this riddle.

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The correct answer is that the brother is now 56 years.

When this person was 8, then the brother was half of age, which means the brother’s age was 8×1/2 = 4 years. This means this person is older than the brother by 4 years.

This age difference will be persistently maintained throughout the life of both.

Brother’s present age = This person’s age – Age difference.

60 – 4 = 56 years. Brother’s present age = 56 years.