tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post3677218764563331776..comments2021-04-15T02:41:46.574-04:00Comments on Question of the day: House KidsAnonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-42173683174081088712009-11-18T09:42:08.350-05:002009-11-18T09:42:08.350-05:00Andy got it right. The trick is two-fold. The so...Andy got it right. The trick is two-fold. The solution is possible based on the information and the 'eldest' child. If we interpret 'eldest' to say the oldest children are not twins, then you're left with 8, 3 and 3.Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-51324083279060737032009-11-17T18:52:17.640-05:002009-11-17T18:52:17.640-05:00I think Andy got it.
If we assume that the host c...I think Andy got it.<br /><br />If we assume that the host could have figured out the ages of the children if there weren't multiple options that summed to their house number, we must have that the host lives at number 14 (all other sums are unique) - which tells us the children are 6, 6 and 2 or 8, 3 and 3. And since they tell us that there is an eldest the only solution is that the children are 8, 3 and 3.Unknownhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03189875170596849517noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-32360641965433656602009-11-17T12:42:17.251-05:002009-11-17T12:42:17.251-05:00I got 6 and 4 and 3. Because I think most people s...I got 6 and 4 and 3. Because I think most people stop eating strawberry icecream after 1st grade.<br /><br />But it could also be 6 and 6 and 2, if the oldest are twins.<br />If I am wrong about the strawbrry icecream, another possibility would be 12 and 3 and 2. <br />Or 12 and 6 and 1<br />Or 9 and 8 and 1<br />Or 9 and 4 and 2<br />Or 8 and 3 year old twins...Adynoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-66085223215707488662009-11-17T11:40:28.261-05:002009-11-17T11:40:28.261-05:00Dang it, Andy, beat me to the punch. Great explana...Dang it, Andy, beat me to the punch. Great explanation.Bradenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02561613173295281689noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-43752572761782335222009-11-17T10:03:16.677-05:002009-11-17T10:03:16.677-05:00The kids are 8, 3, and 3.
Those multiply to 72, a...The kids are 8, 3, and 3.<br /><br />Those multiply to 72, and the sum is 14. The other possibility would be 6, 6, and 2, but once you know the oldest is not a twin, you know the ages.<br /><br />Now there's always a chance of Irish twins where one is almost 7 and one just turned 6, or multiple mothers, but I'm ignoring that :)Andyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14117563810484999900noreply@blogger.com