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New Scientist puzzle #61: Triple jump


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New Scientist puzzle #61: Triple jump

What chance the combined ages of triplets will ever add up exactly to their mother’s age? Plus the solution to puzzle #60. Set by Rob Eastaway 27 May 2020 #61 Triple jump “My Auntie Connie just had triplets, three boys!””Wow, how old is she?””I dunno, but she’s really old.””Do you think the boys’ ages will…

New Scientist puzzle #61: Triple jump

What chance the combined ages of triplets will ever add up exactly to their mother’s age? Plus the solution to puzzle #60. Set by Rob Eastaway


27 May 2020

#61 Triple jump

“My Auntie Connie just had triplets, three boys!””Wow, how old is she?””I dunno, but she’s really old.””Do you think the boys’ ages will ever catch up to your auntie’s? If you add all three together, I mean.”

“I’m not sure they’ll ever add up to her age exactly – I think it depends on how old she is now.”

Assuming they all live to a ripe old age, what are the chances that there will come a date in the future when the ages of the three boys add up exactly to their mother’s age? (To …

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