27 Jul '07 11:07

Two of the main characters in the puzzle are young adult and a boy. Let us call them A and B respectively. They have finished playing in a five round weekend open tournament (with normal scoring rules: 1 point for a win, 1/2 for a draw and 0 for a loss), and B has a higher score than A, but both players are happy because it is their birthday.

A third person, C, who knows the ages of A and B, asks them about their scores in the tournament. A and B only tell C how many points they have each scored. C is then able to deduce that A and B could not have played each other in the tournament. He also calculated correctly that the product of their score and the age (in years) of B is exactly equal to the age ( in year) of A plus the total of squares on a chess board.

Your puzzle is to work out the scores and the age of A and B.

I will post the solution next week J

A third person, C, who knows the ages of A and B, asks them about their scores in the tournament. A and B only tell C how many points they have each scored. C is then able to deduce that A and B could not have played each other in the tournament. He also calculated correctly that the product of their score and the age (in years) of B is exactly equal to the age ( in year) of A plus the total of squares on a chess board.

Your puzzle is to work out the scores and the age of A and B.

I will post the solution next week J