Bogglers Solutions

By Scott Kim|Thursday, May 01, 2003


Ageless Advice



1. The ages are 1, 5, and 7.

2. The ages are 2, 3, and 6.

3. The ages are 1, 6, and 6. To get the answer, first look at all the combinations of three ages that when multiplied yield 36, with the corresponding sums of those ages:

  Ages    Product    Sum  
  1    1     36     36     38  
  1    2     18     36     21  
  1    3     12     36     16  
  1    4     9     36     14  
  1    6     6     36     13  
  2    2     9     36     13  
  2    3     6     36     11  
  3    3     4     36     10  
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