tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post2565739106512140450..comments2019-04-20T15:33:02.879+05:30Comments on Critical Thinking Puzzles: Find the ages of the chidren ?Unknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger8125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post-41574457463633321292010-02-23T18:42:21.629+05:302010-02-23T18:42:21.629+05:30In response to the last Anonymous, yes the product...In response to the last Anonymous, yes the product had to be 36.<br /><br />However, the second clue, which was that the sum of their ages was the number of the building across the street, was not sufficient. If the number had been 11, there is only one set of numbers whose sum is 11 and product is 36, so that can't be it, since student 2 still needed more information.<br /><br />The information s/he needed was whether the two oldest children were twins or the two youngest ones - 6,6,1 or 9,2,2. When Student 1 said "The oldest one...", that's what made it clear.StÃ¥lehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03788869753386505133noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post-47312528854815662352010-02-03T01:12:23.201+05:302010-02-03T01:12:23.201+05:30The problem asked for th product. The product of ...The problem asked for th product. The product of 2, 3, and 6 is 36. <br />So the ages can be 2, 3, and 6, yes??Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post-75660219130879841492009-12-20T03:04:46.054+05:302009-12-20T03:04:46.054+05:30The thing "wrong" with 2,3,6 is that the...The thing "wrong" with 2,3,6 is that there is only that one answer summing up to 11. Then the ages would have been clear after the house number. 13 is the only sum with two answers (2,2,9 and 1,6,6) and thus requires the tie-breaker...Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post-7614102417070300222009-12-17T12:00:56.233+05:302009-12-17T12:00:56.233+05:30What's wrong with 2, 3, 6? The sum is 11.
I...What's wrong with 2, 3, 6? The sum is 11. <br /><br />I don't know whether street addresses work the same as floor numbers in buildings, but you'll notice there's never a floor 13. That is a cultural bias solely of the US, I would guess.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post-39069882428995597762009-12-11T17:23:03.758+05:302009-12-11T17:23:03.758+05:30You could argue that since one twin was born short...You could argue that since one twin was born shortly before the other that they were therefore the oldest, but Student 2 clearly doesn't think so since they worked out their ages. So 2,2,9 is certainly correct.<br /><br />Hey, Tiger! - if your wife won't let you have all of those girls any more, how about sending one or two my way :-)Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post-40625916984341001312009-12-09T18:46:45.337+05:302009-12-09T18:46:45.337+05:309 2 2
my explanation is same as previous one.9 2 2<br /><br />my explanation is same as previous one.Varunhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02099093716808643603noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post-91690978375646090962009-12-09T04:40:58.421+05:302009-12-09T04:40:58.421+05:309,2,2.
13 is the only sum of two sets of three nu...9,2,2.<br /><br />13 is the only sum of two sets of three numbers whose product is 36. Therefore, 13 is the number of the building across the street. His children were either 6,6,1 or 9,2,2. When he stated that the oldest one has red hair, the option of 6,6,1 became invalidTiger Woodshttp://www.tigerwoods.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post-67437573882554669612009-12-08T10:20:30.936+05:302009-12-08T10:20:30.936+05:304,3,34,3,3Hello Worldhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09693542097495822775noreply@blogger.com