One year after the British Prime Minister's wife had a new baby on his birthday, the Chancellor announced. This will solve the Credit Crunch. If I deposit the number of taxpounds equal to the product of your age and your child's age, and do this every year from now on, this will accumulate a useful fund to squander in the future. After a few years the PM asked the Chancellor "How much have I got to squander". I don't know exactly, replied the Chancellor, because there has been some interest, but I have deposited £888 in total. How old was the Prime Minister when the child was born?