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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 28 Nov '05 22:52
    Eight years ago, Mary was half as old as Jane will be, when Jane is one year older than Tim will be at the time when Mary will be fice times as old as Time will be two years from now.

    Ten years from now, Tim will be twice as old as Jane was when Mary was nine times as old as Tim.

    When Tim was one year old, Mary was three years older than Tim will be when Jane is three times as old as Mary was six years before the time when Jane was half as old as Tim will be when Mary will be ten years older than Mary was when Jane was one third as old as Tim will be when Mary weill be three times as old as she was when Jane was born.

    How old are they now??
  2. Standard member Bowmann
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    28 Nov '05 23:11
    Originally posted by WeakSoss
    How old are they now??
    Who?
  3. 29 Nov '05 00:54
    mary, jane and tim
  4. Standard member Bowmann
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    30 Nov '05 00:45
    Mary is three times as old as Tim will be in 2 years. Jane is a little more than half Mary's age, and in forty years will be eight times as old as Tim is in three.
  5. 03 Dec '05 05:00
    so, you guys are all giving ways to figure it out. how old are they???
  6. Standard member Bowmann
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    03 Dec '05 15:39 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Zelinda
    so, you guys are all giving ways to figure it out. how old are they???
    x, 96 and -5.

    Though not necessarily in that order. Nor precisely these ages.
  7. 03 Dec '05 21:46
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    x, 96 and -5.

    Though not necessarily in that order. Nor precisely these ages.
    how can someone be -5 years old?
  8. 03 Dec '05 22:08
    Originally posted by Zelinda
    how can someone be -5 years old?
    me thinks bowmann is just bored but the good ol x-y-z-problems
  9. 03 Dec '05 22:43
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    me thinks bowmann is just bored but the good ol x-y-z-problems
    haha!
  10. Standard member Bowmann
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    04 Dec '05 00:57
    Originally posted by Zelinda
    how can someone be -5 years old?
    Simple. In fifteen years they'll be 10.
  11. 04 Dec '05 13:41
    Originally posted by WeakSoss
    Eight years ago, Mary was half as old as Jane will be, when Jane is one year older than Tim will be at the time when Mary will be fice times as old as Time will be two years from now.

    Ten years from now, Tim will be twice as old as Jane was when Mary was nine times as old as Tim.

    When Tim was one year old, Mary was three years older than Tim will be w ...[text shortened]... e when Mary weill be three times as old as she was when Jane was born.

    How old are they now??
    Mary is 15, Jane is 8 and Tim is only 3 years old.
  12. 04 Dec '05 18:13
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Simple. In fifteen years they'll be 10.
    I wonder how many candles there were on the bday cake in the first few years after that person's birth. Maybe some antimatter candles?

    Anonther interesting aspect of this is, that if you make puzzles where the different ages are expressed by roots and pulling roots of negativ ages will leave you with a real and/or complex part of the persons age. can you come up with one bowmann?
  13. Standard member abejnood
    Independant Thinker
    06 Dec '05 00:04
    Originally posted by Zelinda
    how can someone be -5 years old?
    It means that in 4 years 3 months from now their parents will have sex.
  14. Standard member Bowmann
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    06 Dec '05 00:29
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    can you come up with one bowmann?
    I don't see that it's any of your business.
  15. 06 Dec '05 08:09
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    I don't see that it's any of your business.
    it was an initiative from my business to yours, therefore it was my business. obviously yours isnt interested though, so nevermind.