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When First the Marriage Knot was Ty'd (Posted on 2004-12-02) Difficulty: 1 of 5

This riddle comes from a book entitled "The American Tutor's Assistant", dated 1791.

When first the marriage knot was ty’d
Between my wife and me,
My age was to that of my bride
As three times three to three
But now when ten and half ten years,
We man and wife have been,
Her age to mine exactly bears,
As eight is to sixteen;
Now tell, I pray, from what I’ve said,
What were our ages when we wed?

See The Solution Submitted by Erik O.    
Rating: 4.1111 (9 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
Some Thoughtsre(2): A slightly different approachK Sengupta2007-06-28 11:39:26
re: A slightly different approachshocked2007-06-28 08:52:40
SolutionA slightly different approachK Sengupta2007-03-04 05:20:55
SolutionBean2007-01-06 09:20:31
solutionrhonda thomas2006-10-11 14:14:36
Some ThoughtsAmbiguous (bad spelling)Charlotte2006-03-03 16:11:21
SolutionAlternative solution?Charlotte2006-03-03 16:07:57
marriage knotjdowdall2006-01-21 12:38:04
answer i thinkjustine2005-10-07 18:30:44
answerLaura2005-06-30 11:23:17
re: Another solutionDouglas2005-04-02 03:10:01
Another solutionFrançois2005-01-06 18:30:18
re: solutionsamantha2004-12-31 23:52:17
solutionsamantha2004-12-31 23:49:56
re: No Subjectamadeus2004-12-23 20:00:18
figured it out yet?bee kni2004-12-18 22:27:19
No Subjecttroy2004-12-17 07:33:58
Solutionsolutionjithu2004-12-05 20:48:07
re(3): Robbing the cradleErik O.2004-12-02 19:28:17
re(2): Robbing the cradlePenny2004-12-02 17:18:06
re: Robbing the cradleErik O.2004-12-02 16:29:06
re: Poetic Licence !!!Sing4TheDay2004-12-02 16:26:43
SolutionPoetic Licence !!!Syzygy2004-12-02 13:54:18
SolutionRobbing the cradlePenny2004-12-02 13:48:51
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