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## a mathematical puzzle?

I call my college roommate after a few years to catch up. We're both
math geeks. Our conversation goes:

Sean: You have three children now? How old?

Jeremy: The product of their ages is 36.

Jeremy: Add up their ages, you get our room number in college.

Sean: Yes, I remember our room number, but I still need more information.

Jeremy: My oldest wishes he had a twin.

Sean: Ah, got it.

What are Jeremy's chidrens' ages?

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6 6 1 is thi is ok

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nice one. I think i will figure it out.

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It can't be 6,6,1 as he says his oldest wishes he had a twin, which means the oldest doesn't have a twin.

It could be 4,3,3 or 9,2,2 or 36,1,1 (though of course, realistically, this doesn't seem possible). It can also be 6,3,2 (as nowhere does he indicate that those apart from the oldest are indeed twins.

Though, going by "called up after few years", 4,3,3 and 6,3,2 look most likely.

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Originally Posted by Parth S
I call my college roommate after a few years to catch up. We're both
math geeks. Our conversation goes:

Sean: You have three children now? How old?

Jeremy: The product of their ages is 36.

Jeremy: Add up their ages, you get our room number in college.

Sean: Yes, I remember our room number, but I still need more information.

Jeremy: My oldest wishes he had a twin.

Sean: Ah, got it.

What are Jeremy's chidrens' ages?
Yes, it is a very good idea .

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It could be 4,3,3

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ya i tooo think so 3,3,4

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xcuse me...whats ur cllg room number

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Hi

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there age will be this...6,6,1...

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Each letter represents a different digit

SEND
+MORE
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MONEY

This sum uses all the digits

28*
+**4
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This subtraction sum uses all the digits from 1 to 9.

9 * *
- * 4 *
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* * 1

O represents odd digits E represents even digits

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