Can You Solve This Math Puzzle? When I Was 4 Years Old My Brother Was Half Of My Age. Now I’m 18, How Old Is My Brother?

Jun 13, 2019 by apost team

We've got a tricky brainteaser for you that only an elite group of people have managed to pass on the first try! We have to admit that this one left us scratching our heads for quite some time, so why don't you give it a try? 

Brothers and sisters love to remind each other who is older and bigger, even if they're just a year apart! The oldest one probably says they're the favorite because they came first, while the youngest says they're loved more because they're the baby. It never ends!  So we have a little sibling brainteaser quiz question for you! Think your brain is warmed up enough to give it a try...?

This puzzle might be trickier than you think so pay close attention to the statement. Do you know the answer already? We have the solution for you below but try it on your own first!








Let`s check out the solution together. In the beginning, the person says that "when they were 4 years old, their brother was half their age". That means the brother was 2 years at that point. Which makes them 2 years younger than their sibling. So, how old is the brother when the sibling is 18 years old?

Yes, The right answer is 16. 

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