“I am old,” said Mr Methuselah, “but not as old as the Hills.
Did you know that if you add up the ages of all the Hills exceptin’ Mr Hill you get his age?
And did you know that if you multiply the ages of all the Hills except Mr Hill you get a number which contains ones only, and as many ones as there are Hills, not counting Mr Hill?
Every Hill has a different age less than 100, and every Hill’s age in years is odd, exceptin’, of course, Mr Hill.”
I didn’t know this. How could I? I had only just arrived in Rome, Georgia, and knew nothing of the locality.
But once he had told me it sure set me to wondering:
How old is Mr Hill?
How old is Mrs Hill?
And how old are the Hillocks?
Hope you give me the answers...
(In reply to A call for Hills
But if Mrs. Hill is 37 and the Hillocks are 3, 7, 11, and 13, then the sum of their ages is 71. So that makes Mr. Hill have an age which is odd instead of even.
Also multiplying 3, 7, 11, 13, and 37 gives 111111 which is 6 ones which is the number of Hills including Mr. Hill instead of "not counting Mr. Hill"
Posted by Larry
on 2018-03-03 09:46:51