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?
This is a bad question. Even if one were to assume that twins came out at exactly the same time and one isn't the elder, than you can still have shildren 10 months appart, but be the same age. In this case 6 6 1 and 9 2 2 both work
Posted by drew
on 2002-12-04 12:52:16