SOLVE THIS Age Puzzle.......

CMA. CS. Sanjay Gupta ("PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN")   (114109 Points)

05 May 2010  

Mathematics Age Puzzle

At a census there is the following dialog:

Field helper: number of children?

Citizen: three!

Field helper: age of Your children in whole numbers?

Citizen: The product of the years is 36.

Field helper: This not a sufficent answer!

Citizen: The sum of the ages equals the

number of  our house.

(Field helper acquires the number.)

Field helper: That is still not a sufficient answer!

Citizen: Our eldest child plays the piano.

Field helper: (after some mental calculations) – Fine, now I know the age of your three children. But it would not have been possible without the last clue.

How old are the three children?