# What will be the Value of X? If

A man was born in the year 1896 A.D. If in the year x^{2} A.D. his age is x-4, the value of x is:

- 44
- 36
- 42
- 40

**Answer: (1) 44**

**Explanation:-**

According to the question,

X^{2} – 1896 = x – 4

x^{2} – 1896 – x + 4 = 0

x^{2} – x – 1892 = 0

x^{2} – 44x + 43x – 1892 = 0

x(x – 44) + 43 (x – 44) = 0

(x + 43)(x – 44) = 0

x – 44 = 0

x = 44

Hence, the value of x is 44.