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Help DH and me solve this silly maths argument

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ADayGivingMeHope Sun 04-Jun-17 21:34:53

Ok it's not an AIBU but we need this argument settled!!

I am 30.

I just said to my DH that I am MORE than half his age...
We are talking about someone on TV who is 70
DH says I am LESS than half his age.

Half his age is 35. I am 40 years younger than him so surely I am MORE than half his age?

DH says half his age is 35 and I am 30 so I'm less than half his age...

Tell us who is right please!

ClopySow Sun 04-Jun-17 21:35:41


Twodogsandahooch Sun 04-Jun-17 21:35:42


OuiMerci Sun 04-Jun-17 21:36:08

Your DH.

Hassled Sun 04-Jun-17 21:36:11

You are more than half is age. You are 40 years younger, which is more than 35 years, which is half.

ClopySow Sun 04-Jun-17 21:36:13

Your husband is right

TizzyDongue Sun 04-Jun-17 21:36:15

Your DH is right.

BusyBeez99 Sun 04-Jun-17 21:36:19

Less than is right

PotteringAlong Sun 04-Jun-17 21:36:30


headhurtstoomuch Sun 04-Jun-17 21:36:29

I'd say 'less than half his age'

TheFifthKey Sun 04-Jun-17 21:36:39

DH I'm afraid! It's means older than half his age - in fact I'm not sure I even follow the logic of your thinking, sorry!

BlackSwan79 Sun 04-Jun-17 21:36:40

Your DH is right

Hassled Sun 04-Jun-17 21:36:48

Oh my god I've confused myself. I've had wine.

Paddybare Sun 04-Jun-17 21:36:49

Your DH is right I'm afraid.

TyneTeas Sun 04-Jun-17 21:36:57

I think you are right

Less than half is smaller than the half

TizzyDongue Sun 04-Jun-17 21:37:04

30 is less than 35.

AlternativeTentacle Sun 04-Jun-17 21:37:05

Less than half his age of course.

WingsofNylon Sun 04-Jun-17 21:37:17

You are less than half his age. But you are more than half his age younger than him.

Angiefernackerpan Sun 04-Jun-17 21:37:27

Your DH is correct. Half his age is 35, you are 30. 30 is less than 35.

Naicehamshop Sun 04-Jun-17 21:37:28

Your dh.

annandale Sun 04-Jun-17 21:37:33

Your dh.

fanfrickintastic Sun 04-Jun-17 21:37:34

DH is right.

If you were more than half his age you'd be 35+ but I can see why you think it.

Think of it like a cake, if you asked for more than half the cake, how much can would you expect?

StressedMover Sun 04-Jun-17 21:37:40

You are correct!

Untangled07 Sun 04-Jun-17 21:38:00

Your DH

ClopySow Sun 04-Jun-17 21:38:10

To be more than half his age, you'd have to be over 35

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