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## Two Aging Mathematicians

Math brain teasers require computations to solve.

 Puzzle ID: #11484 Fun: (2.71) Difficulty: (2.86) Category: Math Submitted By: snaps Corrected By: boodler

Two aging mathematics professors, Al Gebra and Cal Culus were sitting at their favourite Thai restaurant, Phun Kshuns, reminiscing about when they first met, while their waiter, Theo Rumsanrools (who also took Professor Gebra's Advanced Mathematics course at Cart Eshian University) eavesdropped on their conversation as he brought them their meals.

"You know what occurred to me the other day, Cal?" asked Professor Gebra.
"What's that?" said Professor Culus.
"Well, when we met, the square of your age contained the same three digits as the square of my age, just in a different order," Professor Gebra continued.
"This will really blow your socks off then, Al! If you take the square of the sum of our ages when we met and split it into two 2-digit numbers, you'd have my age then and your age now!" Professor Culus exclaimed.

Wanting to impress his professor, Theo interjected.
"I thought you were much younger than that, Professor Gebra," Theo said.
Said Professor Gebra, "And just how old am I then, young fellow?"

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 Codammanus Apr 10, 2003 You wanna bust my brain, give me a MATH teaser. Yet, with this one, I at least had fun trying! Good 1 Snaps. jimrcook Apr 28, 2003 Since the splitting into 2, two digit numbers didn't specify the new numbers had to come from the first pair and the second pair, it's possible to use 1936 as the square of (13+31) and 1x3x as the 13 and x9x6 as 96, making the fellow fifteen years older. Just a thought Thanks for the puzzle. catsclutter Oct 23, 2003 you've got a typo in the second line puzzpal Dec 30, 2003 puzzpal Dec 30, 2003 It was challenging and entertaining. paul726 Mar 02, 2006 An excellent teaser, even now, three years later. lelrod Jul 26, 2016 Very good puzzle. Similar to my all time favorite. I solved it in about 5 minutes.