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How old did you say they were? (Posted on 2005-03-03) Difficulty: 3 of 5

The hostess, at her 20th wedding anniversary party, tells you that her youngest child likes her to pose this problem to guests, and she proceeds to explain: "I normally ask guests to determine the ages of my three children, given the sum and products of their ages. Since Smith gave an incorrect answer to the problem tonight and Jones gave an incorrect answer at the party two years ago, I'll let you off the hook."

Your response is "No need to tell me more, their ages are..."

See The Solution Submitted by Erik O.    
Rating: 3.0000 (10 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionAgesMath Man2011-07-07 15:50:25
AnswerK Sengupta2008-10-25 01:04:11
no program, no solution?Terence2005-11-11 11:11:21
Is this correct?Brandon2005-05-21 15:27:20
a logical solutionabo3abed2005-03-22 05:39:03
statementgary wallravin2005-03-20 23:14:00
re(2): A lot of assumptions.john2005-03-14 14:31:49
SolutionI think the answer islouis2005-03-10 17:12:53
is the answerlouis2005-03-10 17:05:49
re: A lot of assumptions.Dustin2005-03-09 17:43:26
A lot of assumptions.john2005-03-09 17:18:08
SolutionMy GuessWarren2005-03-08 07:12:37
re(4): On second thought.....Penny2005-03-06 14:40:45
re(3): On second thought.....Sachin2005-03-05 20:49:20
re(2): On second thought.....Charlie2005-03-05 20:20:12
re: On second thought.....Sachin2005-03-05 19:14:58
On second thought.....Penny2005-03-05 18:20:36
re: solution 5 6 and 16 justificationPenny2005-03-05 18:06:50
sorry for giving sol in subjectSachin2005-03-05 17:31:00
solution 5 6 and 16 justificationSachin2005-03-05 17:02:29
solution 5 6 and 16 (C++ program)Sachin2005-03-05 16:30:34
solutaion 5 6 and 16Sachin2005-03-05 16:27:23
re(5): Solution (??)Penny2005-03-05 03:25:06
Solutionre(4): Solution (??)Charlie2005-03-04 18:47:53
re(3): Solution (??)Charlie2005-03-04 18:17:49
re(2): Solution (??)Penny2005-03-04 17:20:23
Solutionclyde2005-03-04 15:29:38
My guess (??)Les2005-03-04 15:28:02
re: Solution (??)Charlie2005-03-04 13:59:36
SolutionSolution (??)Penny2005-03-04 00:33:45
SolutionsolutionCharlie2005-03-03 20:47:33
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