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Prime Perimeter (Posted on 2005-03-11) Difficulty: 3 of 5

You and two other people have numbers written on your foreheads. You are all told that the three numbers are primes and that they form the sides of a triangle with a prime perimeter. You see 5 and 7 on the other two heads and both of the other people agree that they cannot deduce the number on their own foreheads.

What is the number written on your forehead?

See The Solution Submitted by Erik O.    
Rating: 2.8235 (17 votes)

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re: prime perimeter | Comment 71 of 89 |
(In reply to prime perimeter by jason)

17 is not the answer because its not asking what the perimeter is but what number you have written on your head .So you think its 5 ,but 7 and 11 also work so you cant be sure what number of the three you have on your head.
  Posted by gary wallravin on 2005-03-27 20:01:44

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