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The Proof in the Pudding 2002-04-09
From A student:
The host at a party turned to a guest and said, "I have three daughters and I will tell you how old they are. The product of their ages is 72. The sum of their ages is my house number. How old is each?" The guest rushed to the door, looked at the house number, and informed the host that he needed more information. The host then added, "The oldest likes strawberry pudding." The guest then announced the ages of the three girls. What are the ages of the three daughters?
Answered by Claude Tardif.
Three Daughters 1999-05-18
From Norm Campbell:
I recently received a beat up copy of the three daughters question. I have only some of the question. It ends after the statement "the oldest one looks....... It does not finish. Is there any chance that someone can finish it off for me?
Answered by Rick Seaman and Harley Weston.



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