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Succinct Age Settlement (Posted on 2010-02-09) Difficulty: 2 of 5
The socialite Anne said to fellow socialite Claire, "I have three daughters. Can you figure out the ages of each of them knowing that the sum of their ages is 11?"

"That is not enough information," replied Claire.

"The product of their ages is either 16 years less or, 16 years more than your age," added Anne.

"Still not enough information." replied Claire after careful thought.

"The daughter whose age, in years, is the greatest is learning to play chess." said Anne.

Claire was then immediately able to determine the ages of Anne’s three daughters.

What are their ages?

No Solution Yet Submitted by K Sengupta    
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re(3): Not enough information Comment 7 of 7 |
(In reply to re(2): Not enough information by Steve Herman)

While I understand/understand you points of view I was merely offering the thought that we tend to think of people's ages in terms of whole numbers which is how the earlier repondents interpreted; you may have noticed that I offered the first age of my 'sequence' as '0.5'.
  Posted by brianjn on 2010-02-10 07:04:27

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