This has to be one of those 'trick' questions:

The logical reasoning behind this problem is that four years ago the average age of the four men was 45 years. Hence, now they will be 45 + 4 = 49 years.

Now since a new man has been added to the group and he is 49 years of age, the group average remains the same.

The average age of all the men is

The logical reasoning behind this problem is that four years ago the average age of the four men was 45 years. Hence, now they will be 45 + 4 = 49 years.

Now since a new man has been added to the group and he is 49 years of age, the group average remains the same.

The average age of all the men is

**49 years**.