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Brain teaser/ math expert help needed!!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickendude, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DD's math teacher gave them a brain teaser for extra credit. No students figured it out. Can you help us???????
    It is from a Sherlock Holmes comic strip. Holmes has to know the ages of the two criminals. The criminals gave him this brain teaser for him to figure out there ages.
    Her it is!
    I'm smith our combined age is 91. I'm twice as old as Jones was when I was as old as he is now.

    Any one care to help figure out the two criminals ages?
     
  2. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
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    Still thinkin......................... Is it worded correctly? I am a little unsure..................................
     
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  3. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
    I keep getting 31 and 31 as both of their ages. But can't really prove it out. Hard to explain!
     
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  4. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yup I double check it.
     
  5. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wouldn't that be only 62? has to be something that is 3 X 7? I am terrible at this, but it is fun.
     
  6. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
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    group effort here................we will get it............................maybe..........
     
  7. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL I hope so. This is a tough one!
     
  8. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you mean 3x7?
    Trying to jump on your logic.
     
  9. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    22.25 jones and 68.25 smith
     
  10. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
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    could the answer be one is 30.5
    the second twice his age is 60.5 total 91
     

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