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 How old did you say they were? (Posted on 2005-03-03)

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)

 Subject Author Date Ages Math Man 2011-07-07 15:50:25 Answer K Sengupta 2008-10-25 01:04:11 no program, no solution? Terence 2005-11-11 11:11:21 Is this correct? Brandon 2005-05-21 15:27:20 a logical solution abo3abed 2005-03-22 05:39:03 statement gary wallravin 2005-03-20 23:14:00 re(2): A lot of assumptions. john 2005-03-14 14:31:49 I think the answer is louis 2005-03-10 17:12:53 is the answer louis 2005-03-10 17:05:49 re: A lot of assumptions. Dustin 2005-03-09 17:43:26 A lot of assumptions. john 2005-03-09 17:18:08 My Guess Warren 2005-03-08 07:12:37 re(4): On second thought..... Penny 2005-03-06 14:40:45 re(3): On second thought..... Sachin 2005-03-05 20:49:20 re(2): On second thought..... Charlie 2005-03-05 20:20:12 re: On second thought..... Sachin 2005-03-05 19:14:58 On second thought..... Penny 2005-03-05 18:20:36 re: solution 5 6 and 16 justification Penny 2005-03-05 18:06:50 sorry for giving sol in subject Sachin 2005-03-05 17:31:00 solution 5 6 and 16 justification Sachin 2005-03-05 17:02:29 solution 5 6 and 16 (C++ program) Sachin 2005-03-05 16:30:34 solutaion 5 6 and 16 Sachin 2005-03-05 16:27:23 re(5): Solution (??) Penny 2005-03-05 03:25:06 re(4): Solution (??) Charlie 2005-03-04 18:47:53 re(3): Solution (??) Charlie 2005-03-04 18:17:49 re(2): Solution (??) Penny 2005-03-04 17:20:23 Solution clyde 2005-03-04 15:29:38 My guess (??) Les 2005-03-04 15:28:02 re: Solution (??) Charlie 2005-03-04 13:59:36 Solution (??) Penny 2005-03-04 00:33:45 solution Charlie 2005-03-03 20:47:33

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