Another number puzzle
Started by Memnoch, 4th April 2019 20:09 in Science & Astronomy

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    Default Another number puzzle

    I have three children. Tell me their ages.

    The product of their ages is 36. This is not enough information.
    The sum of their ages, if I were to tell you, would not be enough information.
    My eldest wears a green hat. You now have enough information.
    YOU LOST. AGAIN.

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    Hint:
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    Can 2 of the children be the same age?

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    Can 2 of the children be the same age?
    Yes
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    the only 3 numbers that will give a product of 36 are

    3,3,4
    2,3,6
    2,2,9

    Can't get beyond that atm....

    [edit]Oh and of course *1* could factor in........

    It's getting late for me, and I don't understand the bit about the hat.

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    sphinx
    the only 3 numbers that will give a product of 36 are

    3,3,4
    2,3,6
    2,2,9

    Can't get beyond that atm....
    There is another.
    YOU LOST. AGAIN.

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    Only clever people can do these sort of puzzles, so that's me out.
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    Memnoch
    There is another.
    Yes, *1*....which gives a whole new range....

    My edit above didn't reveal itself for ages....perhaps something to do with the black scheme.

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    sphinx
    Oh and of course *1* could factor in........

    It's getting late for me, and I don't understand the bit about the hat.
    Crafty edit.

    The hat is not important. Who owns it is important.
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    2, 3 and 6

 


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