mayurpathak

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31 Oct 2008

**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?😕

[Assume that the person is good in Maths 😉]

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?😕

[Assume that the person is good in Maths 😉]

Assume ages are integers, twins or triplets are possible.

Differential

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31 Oct 2008

The youngest is 1 and other 2 are 6.

Am I right ?

Am I right ?

Raviteja.g

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31 Oct 2008

yes, differential exactly right :clap:

think about 4,3,3

think about 4,3,3

Raviteja.g

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31 Oct 2008

another 9,2,2 is also possible

which is the correct answer Mayur!

which is the correct answer Mayur!

komputergeek

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03 Nov 2008

Ages 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

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

mayurpathak

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03 Nov 2008

Hmmm... 😀komputergeekAs 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

MaRo

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03 Nov 2008

I guess it's 1,4,9..assuming the elder two are at school and the sum (14) is unique 😁

pooja sehgal

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04 Nov 2008

its 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????????????

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????????????

mayurpathak

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04 Nov 2008

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 😁

durga ch

Communications

04 Nov 2008

assumptions:

1.opp house no is a whole number unlike x/c/201 etc... 😁(no reason behind this assumption)

2.youngest daughter sleeping at home!😀 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

case2😲pp 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

1.opp house no is a whole number unlike x/c/201 etc... 😁(no reason behind this assumption)

2.youngest daughter sleeping at home!😀 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

case2😲pp 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

mayurpathak

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06 Nov 2008

Good explanation Durga. But I don't see the logic behind the assumptions.

durga ch

Communications

06 Nov 2008

I had already mentioned buddy!! 😁 no specific reason behind assumtpions..durgaassumptions:

1.opp house no is a whole number unlike x/c/201 etc... 😁(no reason behind this assumption)

2.youngest daughter sleeping at home!😀 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 think😒

Differential

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06 Nov 2008

I don't think a need of this much complex logic here ! I mean type of house no. doesn't come anywhere here, does it ? 😉

durga ch

Communications

06 Nov 2008

hmmm

😀

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

😀

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.g

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18 Nov 2008

what is the final answer ?

mayurpathak

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19 Nov 2008

6yrs, 6yrs, 1yr

Differential

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19 Nov 2008

Hurrrrrrrrrrrrrrey ! I'm right ! 😀

Thank God I could solve atleast one puzzle here !

Thank God I could solve atleast one puzzle here !

durga ch

Communications

19 Nov 2008

i say the same too !! 😁

finally one solution( with a complex round the issue explaination) on CE!!

finally one solution( with a complex round the issue explaination) on CE!!

Anil Jain

Civil

19 Nov 2008

durgai say the same too !! 😁

finally one solution( with a complex round the issue explaination) on CE!!

Waiting for some more brain teasers...

😁

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