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    Wives & Hides

    An Indian chief (native American to be PC) has three wives. The younger ones are aged 28 and 32. By virtue of her seniority, the oldest wife gets to sit on a prestige imported hippopotamus hide, while the junior wives sit on plain old buffalo hides. Show that the age of the senior wife is 60.
    Hint: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Yet another of those trick questions.</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Wives & Hides

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>This must be the old "sum of the squaw on the hippopotamus hide is equal to the sum of the squaws on the other two hides" conundrum. </font color=yellow></span hi>
    <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Wives & Hides

    And I'd say you'd be right. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Wives & Hides

    Huh? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15>
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    Re: Wives & Hides

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Pythagoras' theorem states that

    The square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Wives & Hides

    Like Hans says, <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Pythagoras' Theorem. Its corruption, in this context, becomes:
    The squaw on the hippopotamus is equal to the sum of the squaws on the other two hides -> 28 + 32 = 60</font color=yellow></span hi>

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