smita89
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07 Sep 2008

# Interesting puzzle, can you crack it?

Hi all! Lets see if the brains of crazyengineers can work this out!

A Professor and a lady are travelling in a train. They get around talking and the lady decides to give a puzzle to the Prof. She tells him that she has 3 children whose product of ages is equal to the maximum number of runs possible to score in an over without any illegitimate ball being balled (i.e. NB, Wide, etc). Also, the sum of their ages is equal to her berth number. However, the professor isn't able to answer. The lady then gives him a further hint that the eldest of her children is has only one eye. At this information, the Professor knows the ages of the three children.

My question to you is that you DONT know the lady's berth number. Can u tell me the ages of her children?

Neha

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07 Sep 2008
smita89
The lady then gives him a further hint that the eldest of her children is has only one eye.
I think there z something missing here, is it??

smita89

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08 Sep 2008
No Neha, the question is absolutely correct. The only clue you need is

She tells him that she has 3 children whose product of ages is equal to the maximum number of runs possible to score in an over without any illegitimate ball being balled (i.e. NB, Wide, etc).
keep trying ;-)

Hussanal Faroke

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08 Sep 2008
ANS: (2,2,9)

As per the first two conditions the probable ages are (1,1,36),(1,2,18),(1,3,12),(1,4,9),(1,6,6),(2,3,6),(3,3,4) and (2,2,9).
Professor know her berth number but he don't get the answer. That is sum of the ages of the children can make in two or more ways.That reduces the chances to two { (2,2,9),(1,6,6) }.
From the third option, we got a constraint that, there is only one elder child. And we got the answer of (2,2,9)

Hussanal Faroke

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08 Sep 2008
Ans (2,2,9). Is this right.

smita89

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09 Sep 2008
yes that IS the right answer! the logic is correct too. Good Work!

Rohan Goyal

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20 Mar 2016
#hussananl_Faraoke
The lady said "eldest" not "elder".
The eldest can be the one of 3

MAJESTIC MANJYOT

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18 Feb 2018
smita89
Hi all! Lets see if the brains of crazyengineers can work this out!

A Professor and a lady are travelling in a train. They get around talking and the lady decides to give a puzzle to the Prof. She tells him that she has 3 children whose product of ages is equal to the maximum number of runs possible to score in an over without any illegitimate ball being balled (i.e. NB, Wide, etc). Also, the sum of their ages is equal to her berth number. However, the professor isn't able to answer. The lady then gives him a further hint that the eldest of her children is has only one eye. At this information, the Professor knows the ages of the three children.

My question to you is that you DONT know the lady's berth number. Can u tell me the ages of her children?
2,3,6

MAJESTIC MANJYOT

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18 Feb 2018
smita89
yes that IS the right answer! the logic is correct too. Good Work!
i dont think so because she use eldest and so, the correct option is i guess none

Vikas Pandey

Aeronautical
28 Mar 2019

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