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Aswini Vi
Computer Science
13 Jan 2019

# How come a man was born in 1881 and died in 1883 ,yet he was 90?

A man who was born in 1881,died in 1883 but yet he was 90.How it's possible?

3mos ago

90 what? Weeks?

Aswini Vi
Computer Science
3mos ago

90 was not weeks.90 was years.

3mos ago

One Saturn year equals 30 Earth years. If he lived three Saturn years, he would be 90 Earth years old.

3mos ago

It is possible that the two years belong to different calendar systems.

In India if a person was born in 1881 AD and died at the end of Saka Varsha 1883, he could be about 84 years old since zero year in Saka corresponds to 78 AD.

Even then it does not match the 90 years give in the puzzle.

3mos ago

That should have been 82 years not 84.

Rohit Kumar
Electronic
3mos ago

What is the correct answer to this question @Aswini Variganji ??

3mos ago

Maybe others should give this a try? I think Ramani sir's response is right.

Aswini Vi
Computer Science
3mos ago

Consider that the man was born at hospital in room no.1881 ,and died in a room no.1883.So 1881,1883 are just room numbers in a hospital.Infact I too don't know whether this is the correct answer or not.

2mos ago

May be he born in room no. 1881 and after 90 years he may died in room no. 1883