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    A Party

    A mathematician (Mike) and a philosopher (Pete), who went to college together, meet many years later. They have the following conversation:

    Mike: "So did you get married and have kids?"
    Pete: "Yes, I am married and have 3 kids."
    Mike: "What are their ages?"
    Pete: "Well,the product of their ages is 36 and the sum of their ages is the same as the number of the house where we played chess while at college!".

    Mike: "I need more information",after thinking for a moment.
    Pete: "The oldest looks a bit like you!"

    Quickly, Mike tells Pete the ages of his 3 children. Can you determine the ages of the 3 children?

    Hint <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">All the information you need is contained above</span hide>
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    Re: A Party

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">2 year old twins and a nine-yr old</span hide>

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    Re: A Party

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    Re: A Party

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">3 year old twins and a 4 year old?</span hide>
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    Re: A Party

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> Right method, wrong assumption</span hide>
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