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      Mother & Daughter :

"Mother, I wish you would give me a bicycle," said a girl of twelve the other day.
"I do not think you are old enough yet, my dear," was the reply.
"When I am only three times as old as you are you shall have one."
Now, the mother is forty-five years old.
When may the young lady expect to receive her present?

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      Mother & Daughter :     ANSWER

In four and a half years, when the daughter will be sixteen years and a half
and the mother forty-nine and a half years of age.