 All about flooble | fun stuff | Get a free chatterbox | Free JavaScript | Avatars  perplexus dot info  The omitted age (Posted on 2005-10-20) When completed, the cross-number below will have one digit (from 0-9) in each cell, and no zeros in row (a) and in column (a).
```         (a) (b) (c)
+---+---+
(a)     |   |   |
+---+---+---+
(b) |   |   |   |
+---+---+---+
(c) |   |   |
+---+---+

ACROSS : (a) Abigail´s age.
(b) Sum of Abigail´s age,
Blanche´s age,
Cynthia´s age, and
Darlene´s age.
(c) Blanche´s age.

DOWN   : (a) Darlene´s age
(b) Sum of three of the ages in (b) across.
(c) Cynthia´s age.```
Whose age was omitted from (b) down, and what are the ages of the 4 women ?

Note: this can be solved by hand. Those who will use the computer, give the others some time before posting the solution obtained this way. Tk you.

 See The Solution Submitted by pcbouhid Rating: 3.0000 (3 votes) Comments: ( Back to comment list | You must be logged in to post comments.) a program which gives the result is (soln repeated) | Comment 4 of 21 | FOR ab = 1 TO 9
FOR ac = 1 TO 9
FOR ba = 1 TO 9
FOR bb = 0 TO 9
FOR bc = 0 TO 9
FOR ca = 1 TO 9
FOR cb = 0 TO 9
a = ab * 10 + ac
b = ca * 10 + cb
c = ac * 10 + bc
d = ba * 10 + ca
abcd = ba * 100 + bb * 10 + bc
IF abcd = a + b + c + d THEN
s = ab * 100 + bb * 10 + cb
IF s + a = abcd THEN
PRINT "abigail missing"
PRINT a, b, c, d
PRINT USING "  # #"; ab; ac
PRINT USING "# # #"; ba; bb; bc
PRINT USING "# #"; ca; cb
END IF
IF s + b = abcd THEN
PRINT "blanche missing"
PRINT a, b, c, d
PRINT USING "  # #"; ab; ac
PRINT USING "# # #"; ba; bb; bc
PRINT USING "# #"; ca; cb
END IF
IF s + c = abcd THEN
PRINT "cynthia missing"
PRINT a, b, c, d
PRINT USING "  # #"; ab; ac
PRINT USING "# # #"; ba; bb; bc
PRINT USING "# #"; ca; cb
END IF
IF s + d = abcd THEN
PRINT "darlene missing"
PRINT a, b, c, d
PRINT USING "  # #"; ab; ac
PRINT USING "# # #"; ba; bb; bc
PRINT USING "# #"; ca; cb
END IF
END IF
NEXT
NEXT
NEXT
NEXT
NEXT
NEXT
NEXT

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 Posted by Charlie on 2005-10-20 22:54:40 Please log in:

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