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There could still have an eldest even if two were aged 6

If the three boys had been Bill's natural children, we could be sure that at 1, 6 and 6 there would still be an eldest--even if only by a few minutes.

However, don't forget we are told they are adopted and hence it is possible that two 6-year-olds could be IDENTICAL in age. Only with 2, 2 and 9 can we be sure there is an eldest.

However, don't forget we are told they are adopted and hence it is possible that two 6-year-olds could be IDENTICAL in age. Only with 2, 2 and 9 can we be sure there is an eldest.

There could be, but it is not a sure thing.

Feb 05, 2002

Or the 3 boys were all aged 12

no becuz then it wouldnt multiply to 36

What about 4-9-1

oldest boy is then 14...could be the house number.

oldest boy is then 14...could be the house number.

I got 2 3 and 6 2 times 3 is six six times six is 36

anyways, good teaser, thoroughly enjoyed.

anyways, good teaser, thoroughly enjoyed.

I was thinking the same thing as metallicman...

i already solved this from a math textbook. i hope it still counts.

wait why couldnt he just tell him why did he have to ay all this stuff and make him figure it out isnt that kind of mean?

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