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The three daughters (Posted on 2002-10-31) Difficulty: 3 of 5
A man in my neighbourhood has three daughters. One day when I asked their ages he said:

"The product of their ages is 36".

When I still couldn't find their ages he said:

"Ok. I'll give you another clue: the sum of their ages is same as the number of my house".

I knew the number but still couldn't calculate their ages. So the man gave me a last hint, he said:

"My eldest daughter lives upstairs".

Finally I was able to find their ages. Can you?

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HELP! | Comment 4 of 15 |
I have one exactly like that, except it's a little different! So when u find the answer to that one, will you please answer mine?

A census taker calls at a house. He asks the woman the ages of her 3 daughters and she says,"If you multiply their ages, the total is 72; if you add together their ages, the total is the same as the number on my front door, which you can see." The census taker says,"That isn't enough information for me to calculate their ages." The woman says,"Well, my eldest daughter has a cat with a wooden leg." The census taker replies,"Ah! Now I know their ages!" What are the ages of the three girls? EXPLAIN!
  Posted by Lucia Lawson on 2002-11-05 12:33:25
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