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Posted by **JULIE** on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 11:25pm.

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**SraJMcGin**, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 4:17amPlease use lower-case letters. Using capital letters, or upper case, in computer language is considered impolite, much like shouting. Besides it is much more difficult to read and most of us will not ruin our eyes by trying to read them.

Sra

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**Steve**, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 4:26amlet there be n parents

The average age at first is 342/n

After adding 1 parent and 48 years, the new average is 390/(n+1)

342/n + 1 = 390/(n+1)

342(n+1) + n(n+1) = 390n

342n + 342 + n + n^2 - 390n = 0

n^2 - 47n + 342 = 0

342 = 2*171 = 2*3*57 = 2*3*3*19

(n-38)(n-9) = 0

so there were either

38 parents average 9 years old (not likely), or

9 parents average 38 years old

when a 48-year old joins, there are now 10 parents avg age 39

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