# Puzzles & Games Census-Solved

Discussion in 'Puzzles & Games' started by helenheaven, Sep 11, 2004.

A census taker approaches a house and asks the woman who
answers the door,"How many children do you have, and what
are their ages?"

Woman: "I have three children, the product of their ages are
36, the sum of their ages are equal to the address of the
house next door."

The census taker walks next door, comes back and says, "I

The woman replies, "I have to go, my oldest child is
sleeping upstairs."

Census taker: "Thank you, I have everything I need."

Question: What are the ages of each of the three children?

2. ### KellterMember

Excellent puzzle! I gave up and did a search. I wish I wouldn't do that,,,,argh! Great puzzles Helen

did you find the answer Kelter?

4. ### KellterMember

Yes, but by doing a Google search ( I have to stop doing that, this one would have been fun and challenging.

GUESS BELOW

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I think the answer is the ages are  9, 2, and 2. This is because there has to be an older child. [/edit] All the other ways i tryed I could not find a matching sum of ages, which is why the number of the house next door didnt help (6+6+1=13, 9+2+2=13), until he found that the child was younger.

I think thats right...Ill post again if I think Ive found a better answer.

---pineapple

You are right Pineapple with 9 + 2+ 2

The reason being their was an ELDEST child

well done!

Uhh, i guessed the other way but....*quickly edits and switches two answers* I mean I got the right answer orginally. Yay! heh...

---pineapple