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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)

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 re(2): On second thought..... | Comment 17 of 31 |
(In reply to re: On second thought..... by Sachin)

If she has two 8-year-olds, but one of them had his/her 8th birthday a month ago, while the other had her 8th birthday 11 months ago, the former is the youngest child, even though both are 8.
 Posted by Charlie on 2005-03-05 20:20:12

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