On Fire

Slylock Fox and Max Mouse needed the rope on the ground to escape, but none of the onlookers could throw it as high as their window. However, Slylock and his sidekick found a solution and managed to escape the fire. What did they do?

Slylock asked the fisherman to cast his line to their window. After the fishing line was in Slylock’s hands, he told the beaver to remove the remaining line from the reel and tie it to the end of the rope. Slylock used the line to pull the rope up and then went down along it.

The Father

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Mary is 21 years older than her son. After 6 years, she will be 5 times older than him. Where is the father?

Let M be the age of the mother and S be the age of the son. We have M = S + 21 and M + 6 = 5(S + 6). We solve the system and get S= -3/4, i.e. minus 9 months. Therefore right now the son just got conceived and the father is with the mother.