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)
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ACROSS : (a) Abigail´s age.
(b) Sum of Abigail´s age,
Cynthia´s age, and
(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.
(In reply to re(3): Re: Solution by hand
I'm new to this list, so I can't tell if you're serious or not, but it goes something like this:
A's age = 10 a1 + a2 same for other ages; m is middle number
omitted age = 100 (d1-a1) + c2 - b2 d1 not = a1
therefore d1 - a1 = 1 then [omitted age] c1 or b1 must be 9
try c1 = 9 and d1 = 2 and a1 = 1
this leads to 11 b1 + b2 = 71 + 10 m
only combo that works is 6, 5 and 0
Posted by Mike
on 2005-10-21 14:53:09