# SOLUTION: This is for extra credit college algebra and I am having trouble with it. can you help, not solve? My Grandfather, James, lived to be fairly old. His was considered to be a chi

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 Question 604904: This is for extra credit college algebra and I am having trouble with it. can you help, not solve? My Grandfather, James, lived to be fairly old. His was considered to be a child for one-sixth of his life. He shaved after one-twelfth more. Grandpa married my grandmother after one-seventh more of his life, and five years later they had a son (Uncle Thomas). Uncle Thomas lived exactly one half as long as Grandpa. Then Grandpa died four years after Uncle Thomas passed. How many years did my grandpa (James) live?Answer by scott8148(6628)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!"His was considered to be a child for one-sixth of his life" ___ g/6 "He shaved after one-twelfth more" ____ g/12 "Grandpa married my grandmother after one-seventh more of his life" ___ g/7 "and five years later they had a son (Uncle Thomas)" ___ 5 "Uncle Thomas lived exactly one half as long as Grandpa" ___g/2 "Then Grandpa died four years after Uncle Thomas passed" ___ 4 all of the segments (summed together) equal Grandpa's life, g