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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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re: A lot of assumptions. | Comment 22 of 31 |
(In reply to A lot of assumptions. by jduval)

If you want a puzzle that needs a lot of assumptions, check out "Who Stole the Birdseed" submitted by Captain Paradox on 2004-10-21:
http://perplexus.info/show.php?pid=2477


  Posted by Dustin on 2005-03-09 17:43:26
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