Husband & Wife – How old are they?

A husband and wife have a combined age of 91.
The husband is now twice as old as his wife was when he was as old as she is now.
How old are they..?

42 Responses to Husband & Wife – How old are they?

1. Imam Balouch April 24, 2015 at 6:56 PM #

Husband = 60 years and 8 months

wife= 30 years and 4 months

2. Nizam Uddin February 19, 2015 at 12:41 PM #

Husband’s age = 52
Wife’s age = 39

3. Abdul Waheed April 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM #

Wife: 30 years and four months
Husband: 60 years and eight months

4. Basawat March 29, 2014 at 5:36 PM #

Husband. 60yrs 8months

Wife. 30 yrs 4 months

5. MKGOYAL January 30, 2014 at 3:53 PM #

Husband age 54 yrs 7.2 momths
Wife age. 36 yrs 4.8 months

6. shammi October 16, 2013 at 4:02 PM #

to be honest, I didn’t understand the question properly.

Can you explain it a bit more?

7. ather September 14, 2013 at 3:43 PM #

Assume

Husbands age -a
Wifes age -b

Your Question 2a + b = 91, Divide 91 by 2 you get 45 Yrs 6 Mths which is c .,

the age for both at time of marriage : 1/3 value of c to wife = 15 Yrs 2 mths , 2/3 value to husband = 30 Yrs 4 mths

Present age of Husband : 60 Yrs 8 mths
Present age of Wife : 30 Yrs 4 mths

• shammi October 16, 2013 at 3:55 PM #

wife age 15y 2m
and husband age is 30y 4m,

and now,

wife’s age is 30y 4 months

and husband’s age is 60y & 8m’s

How this is possible my friend?!

How many years have passed after their marriage???

8. Lara February 22, 2013 at 9:09 PM #

Sara
Please after each riddle let us have the correct answer to guide against next time. Thank you for all the wonderful work you are doing

• Ali - Admin March 18, 2013 at 6:37 PM #

ok Lara.
Sure will try to give the answers.
But mostly people get the right answers in the comments as well.

• arif March 26, 2013 at 1:57 PM #

husband 60 year 9 month

wife 30 year 3 month

9. Mohammad Mansour February 16, 2013 at 12:15 PM #

Husband’s Age ( now ) : 60.67 Years
Wife’s Age ( now ) : 30.33 Years

10. noor January 19, 2013 at 1:28 PM #

When they marry Man was 30 year and 6month old.
And wife age was 15year and 3 month As given in the question that she is now in that year when her husband marry with her..
Now their ages is, Man is 60year6month old And
Wife is 30years 6 month old

As give in the their ages Total is 90
so
60+30=90years(in years)
6+6=12(in month)
12=1year
so
60+30+1=91

Now Proved it

Alhamdulilah
Nhree
nz

• Ali - Admin January 22, 2013 at 4:38 PM #

Great efforts Noor.

• saleh H.B June 27, 2013 at 10:16 AM #

30 years and 4 month

• saleh H.B June 27, 2013 at 10:17 AM #

30 years and 4 month

11. abdel nasser December 8, 2012 at 12:36 PM #

The husband age is 60years and 9 months.
And the wife is 30 years and 3 months

12. M.M Bello September 18, 2012 at 1:34 PM #

13. Sohail Ahmed September 7, 2012 at 11:41 PM #

For easy understanding, here it is explained how to come to correct
Let husband’s age be x and wife’s y, therefore
x + y = 91 ……………………….. (1)
Situation as given in question is assumed to be n years before, so
x – n = y ………………………..(2)
x = 2(y – n) ………………………(3)
From (2), after substitution of (1) we get
x – n = 91 – x therefore 2x = 91 + n ………. (4)
Likewise from (3), after substitution of (2), we get
x = 2{(x – n) – n} or x = 2x – 2n – 2n or x = 2x – 4n
or x = 4n. Therefore, from (4), we get
2(4n) = 91 + n or 8n = 91 + n or 7n = 91 hence n = 13.
Thus, from (4), 2x = 91 + 13 gives us x = 52 and from (1)
we get y = 91 – 52 = 39.
This is my way of solving it.

• Rich March 14, 2014 at 12:44 AM #

You are right of course.

When he was 26 she would have been 13, so he would have been twice her age when he was half his own age.

Using your method you can predict other numbers this will work with e.g. 75 and 99.

• Iyke April 2, 2014 at 7:03 PM #

That is dogo turenchi. The woman is 30 years 4 months. Period!

14. inayat September 1, 2012 at 3:53 PM #

x + y = 91
x = husband
y= wife
age of husband is twice , so
x=2y
put the value of x in the above equation,so
2y+y=91
3y=91
y=30.33
put the value of y in first equation
x +30.33 = 91
x=91-30.33
x=60.67
so
60.67+30.33=91
therefor
husband age = 60.67
wife age = 30.33

• Sara - Admin September 4, 2012 at 12:19 PM #

Inayat are you a Maths teacher?

• Iyke April 2, 2014 at 7:05 PM #

Great Simultaneous equation. Well developed and solved. Thanks man!

15. Azeem August 30, 2012 at 4:39 PM #

It is Husband = 52 and wife = 39

16. Faizan August 26, 2012 at 1:15 PM #

husband present age = x
wife present age = 91-x
y year before, (x-y)=91-x
i.e, 2x-y=91 —– eqn 1
present condition, x=2[(91-x)-y]
i.e, 3x+2y=182 —–eqn2
solve eqn 1 and 2
x=52
y=13
thus, husband present age =52
wife present age 91-52= 39

17. mashooq August 26, 2012 at 12:37 PM #

A child asked his father, what would be 2 plus 3. his father answered, dont bring such a deficult questions to me, solve it by your teacher.

18. sharif123 August 21, 2012 at 7:18 PM #

Help madam. I have already lost some hairs to get out from this riddle.

19. Wasim August 21, 2012 at 5:56 PM #

52+39 (if replied by the husband)
62+29 (if replied by the wife)

20. Muhammad Younis August 21, 2012 at 12:51 PM #

Husband’s Present age = 45.5 Years
Wife’s Present age = 34.125 Years
Wife’s age when Husband age was 34.125 Years = 22.75 Years
as first condition
45.5 + 2 (34.125-11.375) = 45.5 + 2 (22.75) = 45.5 + 45.5 = 91
and second condition
45.5 = 2 (34.125 – 11.375) = 2 (22.75) = 45.5
Both conditions satisfied

21. ahmed March 30, 2012 at 8:52 AM #

the husband age is 52 years old and the wife age is 39 years.

how it comes:- as the husband age and wife age is 91 years
the husband is twice wife age when he was as old as his wife
so the 91 -13 = 88 which is not suitable to be half husband age
at the time when he old as his wife, so 91-26=65 also not fit,so
91-39=52 which do the purpose

22. fatoyinbo juliet omolola March 21, 2012 at 3:58 PM #

I dont know the answer because i’m not good in maths. Meanwhile thanks sara for all the jokes God bless u.

23. Mubarek Alamin85 November 15, 2011 at 2:29 AM #

I  ? != i

24. Phillysteeny November 14, 2011 at 7:40 AM #

Big age diffrence ! Why did she marry him ! He must be rich lol

• Sara November 14, 2011 at 8:07 AM #

lol.

25. Hs2002ye March 20, 2011 at 7:45 AM #

Husband is 52 yrs and wife is 39 yrs now

• Ali March 20, 2011 at 9:49 AM #

• QAWASMEHKK November 14, 2011 at 7:48 AM #

HOW IT COME? IT SHOULD BE M= 60 YEAR AND 8 MONTH
F= 30 YEAR AND 4 MONTH

• Abdessalamskaik November 14, 2011 at 8:16 AM #

correct answer ….. regardless the difference in the ages.
if his age now = twice her age when he was as old as she now
assuming her age = x thenhis age now = 2x
so… x + 2x = 91
3 x = 91
so x = 30.33 that mean her age will be 30 years and 4 months
and he will be 60 years & 8 months

• Abdessalamskaik November 14, 2011 at 8:16 AM #

correct answer ….. regardless the difference in the ages.
if his age now = twice her age when he was as old as she now
assuming her age = x thenhis age now = 2x
so… x + 2x = 91
3 x = 91
so x = 30.33 that mean her age will be 30 years and 4 months
and he will be 60 years & 8 months

• New Guest November 20, 2011 at 3:45 PM #

i think you misunderstand the question.. read it again.. Hs2002ye is correct.
his age = y, her age =x
hers current age = before ‘ c ‘ his age
i.e  x = y – c  ——– (1)

his current age = twice her her age before ‘ c ‘ years
i.e  y = 2 ( x – c )
=> y = 2( y – c – c )
y = 2y – 4c           ——–  (2)

we know x + y = 91 ——– (3)

substitute (1) & (2) in (3)

then, y – c + 2y – 4c = 91
=> 3y – 5c = 91  —— (4)

substitute (1) in (3)

then, (y – c) + y = 91
=> 2y – c = 91 —–  (5)

(4) – (5),
you get  y – 4c = 0 —— (6)

(5) – (6),
you get  y + 3c =91  ——-  (7)

(6) – (7),
you get ” c =13 ”

from (6), y = 4c
=> ” y = 52 ”
and  obviously ” x = 39 ”

thats it…

(u people have got bored i think.. if u know any other simple method, let me knw plz  )

26. Geek March 18, 2011 at 5:17 PM #

I think you need maths equations to solve this question.