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A streetcar named Enigma (Posted on 2010-02-10) Difficulty: 4 of 5
Two years ago, traveling with my friend (a logic wiz) I have purchased two streetcar tickets, consecutively numbered. I told my friend that the sum of all ten digits equals 62, which was his age. He than asked me whether the sum of digits (s.o.d) of either of the tickets equals my age (which he knew) and upon getting my answer quoted exactly both 5-digit numbers.

What were the numbers?
Am I over 50 today?

  Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
Rating: 4.6667 (3 votes)
Solution: (Hide)
Ans: 98999 and 99000- These two numbers sum up to 62 and 18.

Other pairs of numbers have 27-35 as the sums of digits.

Both the wiz and you, the solver, still don't know my age.

You know I am under 50, (18, 27, 35 or 44).
Confer other posts, especially Charley's.

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  Subject Author Date
Solution, no computerJohn zadeh2010-04-27 14:40:23
re(3): computer solution REMARKAdy TZIDON2010-03-03 11:31:09
re(2): computer solution REMARKCharlie2010-02-28 12:21:15
Some Thoughtsre: computer solution REMARKAdy TZIDON2010-02-28 09:06:34
Solutionre: almost empiric solutionElisabeth2010-02-12 14:11:25
re(2): almost empiric solutionElisabeth2010-02-12 14:08:37
Hints/Tipsre: almost empiric solutionAdy TZIDON2010-02-10 21:06:50
Questionre: computer solutionAdy TZIDON2010-02-10 18:40:41
Solutioncomputer solutionCharlie2010-02-10 14:13:17
Solutionalmost empiric solutionElisabeth2010-02-10 13:24:52
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