Guess the age.
There is a person who conducts survey. He visits a house. A lady opens the door. The person asks about the family details. The lady says she has three children. The person asks the ages of the children.
Lady : I won't tell you the individual ages of my three children; but i would tell that the product of their ages is 36.
Person: Madam, there are many combinations possible, I am not able to get the ages.
Lady : I would give another hint. The sum of the ages of my children is equal to the house number of the house on the opposite road.
The person goes to the opposite road, sees the house number and returns.
Person: Sorry Madam, but I still couldn't get the ages.
Lady (Angrily) : I won't tell the ages and you stop disturbing me and my youngest daughter sleeping upstairs.
The lady bangs the door!!!
Person: Now I got the ages.
Q: What are the individual ages?π
[Assume that the person is good in Maths π]
Assume ages are integers, twins or triplets are possible.
Lady : I won't tell you the individual ages of my three children; but i would tell that the product of their ages is 36.
Person: Madam, there are many combinations possible, I am not able to get the ages.
Lady : I would give another hint. The sum of the ages of my children is equal to the house number of the house on the opposite road.
The person goes to the opposite road, sees the house number and returns.
Person: Sorry Madam, but I still couldn't get the ages.
Lady (Angrily) : I won't tell the ages and you stop disturbing me and my youngest daughter sleeping upstairs.
The lady bangs the door!!!
Person: Now I got the ages.
Q: What are the individual ages?π
[Assume that the person is good in Maths π]
Assume ages are integers, twins or triplets are possible.
Replies

DifferentialThe youngest is 1 and other 2 are 6.
Am I right ? 
Raviteja.gyes, differential exactly right :clap:
think about 4,3,3 
Raviteja.ganother 9,2,2 is also possible
which is the correct answer Mayur! 
komputergeekAges can be :
1,1,36 sum=38
1,2,18 sum=21
1,3,12 sum=16
1,4,9 sum=14
1,6,6 sum=13
2,2,9 sum=13
2,3,6 sum=11
3,3,4 sum=10
As the person needs more clues the sum is 13 ( 1,6,6 or 2,2,9) i.e not unique
The statement "my youngest daughter sleeping upstairs" indicates that 'youngest' is only 1 person so answer is 1,6,6 it cant be 2,2,9 
Mayur Pathak
Hmmm... πkomputergeekAs the person needs more clues the sum is 13 ( 1,6,6 or 2,2,9) i.e not unique
The statement "my youngest daughter sleeping upstairs" indicates that 'youngest' is only 1 person so answer is 1,6,6 it cant be 2,2,9 
MaRoI guess it's 1,4,9..assuming the elder two are at school and the sum (14) is unique π

pooja sehgalits 1,6,6
product is=36
when peson went to opposite house, got confused in 2 cases i.e(1,6,6)&(2,2,9).
lady said youngest daughter that means youngest is not twince so ans is(1,6,6).
m i right???????????? 
Mayur Pathak
No Maro... I think you are working too much these days. Whats up with you man?MaRoI guess it's 1,4,9..assuming the elder two are at school and the sum (14) is unique π 
durga chassumptions:
1.opp house no is a whole number unlike x/c/201 etc... π(no reason behind this assumption)
2.youngest daughter sleeping at home!π other two are not at home during the day time when the inspection is being done , so can go out without their mom...
xyz=36,
case1: if the opp house no =odd
then x+y+z=odd
factors of 36 satisfying are:
2,6,3
6,6,1
9,2,2
since twp are eligible for going out and only 1 youngest around
i came to conclusion its 6,6,1
case2π²pp house no even
x+y+z=even
4,3,3
12,3,1
9,4,1
since only 1 youngest 4,3,3 is discarded
and a child of 3 years may not be out by itself
hence might be 9,4,1 as well
so finally its 6,6,1 
Mayur PathakGood explanation Durga. But I don't see the logic behind the assumptions.

durga ch
I had already mentioned buddy!! π no specific reason behind assumtpions..durgaassumptions:
1.opp house no is a whole number unlike x/c/201 etc... π(no reason behind this assumption)
2.youngest daughter sleeping at home!π other two are not at home during the day time when the inspection is being done , so can go out without their mom...
Its just a kind of hypothesis...
firstly , since she said that her kids age was sum as the house opposite...i assumed it should be a whole number
and second one i assumed coz...
the man came for inspection and he is on work... so it might be after 9 am and since a child is sleeping means its still not old enough to go out
this is all what i could thinkπ 
DifferentialI don't think a need of this much complex logic here ! I mean type of house no. doesn't come anywhere here, does it ? π

durga chhmmm
π
may be... but it did help out in isolating the possibilities..
any wz thats all I could think lets see when Mayur declares the answer 
Raviteja.gwhat is the final answer ?

Mayur Pathak6yrs, 6yrs, 1yr

DifferentialHurrrrrrrrrrrrrrey ! I'm right ! π
Thank God I could solve atleast one puzzle here ! 
durga chi say the same too !! π
finally one solution( with a complex round the issue explaination) on CE!! 
Anil Jaindurgai say the same too !! π
finally one solution( with a complex round the issue explaination) on CE!!
Waiting for some more brain teasers...
π
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