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    A man's age at death was 1/29 of the year of his birth. How old was he in 1949? Hint: people rarely live past 100.

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    Suppose the man was x years old in 1949, then he was born in the year 1949-x. His age at death was 1/29 of 1949-x. We know his age is an integer number, so 29 divides ...

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    This is a word problem regarding age. How old the man is at 1949.