How Old Are The Kids?

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This is quite famous. But maybe you haven’t heard it yet:

A math student goes to a party organized by her supervisor. The student asks: How many daughters do you have? And the supervisor answers: three. The student asks about their ages and the supervisor replies: “If you multiply their ages, you get 36 and if you sum the ages, you get the number of our house.” The student thought for a while and said “There is something you didn’t tell” and the supervisor replied “Oh yeah, the oldest one plays piano.” Then the student immidiately realizes the ages.

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2 Responses to How Old Are The Kids?

  1. Random says:

    Which is the right answer?

  2. Have you tried to list all possible options? I don’t want to spoil the answer here. Send me e-mail vadim dot kulikov ät helsinki dot fi to discuss this further.

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