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    Default 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.

    Sean: I need more information!

    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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    I need more information ((laughs)).

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Parth S View Post
    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.

    Sean: I need more information!

    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
    what is question about the more information correct which question.

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

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    Each letter represents a different digit

    SEND
    +MORE
    -----
    MONEY

    This sum uses all the digits

    28*
    +**4
    ----
    ****

    This subtraction sum uses all the digits from 1 to 9.

    9 * *
    - * 4 *
    -----
    * * 1

    O represents odd digits E represents even digits

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