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    word puzzle

    Hello, I am having trouble working on a double false position problem, I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice or help.


    Alone, not having met my wife,


    The years went tripping by.


    I spent a half plus two of life,


    Until I caught her eye.


    One ninth the total of my life,


    We passed quite happily dating.


    For a twelfth after marriage she was my wife,


    Then came the daughter we were awaiting.


    An eighth of my years then were passed,


    Two sons to us were born.


    So thus three children we amassed,


    Our home, with joy, they adorn.


    Eleven years more would give forty five, that total is too grand?




    Can you now even the score and find the years at hand.

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    Re: word puzzle

    Quote Originally Posted by SDSU2001 View Post
    Hello, I am having trouble working on a double false position problem, I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice or help.


    Alone, not having met my wife,


    The years went tripping by.


    I spent a half plus two of life,


    Until I caught her eye.


    One ninth the total of my life,


    We passed quite happily dating.


    For a twelfth after marriage she was my wife,


    Then came the daughter we were awaiting.


    An eighth of my years then were passed,


    Two sons to us were born.


    So thus three children we amassed,


    Our home, with joy, they adorn.


    Eleven years more would give forty five, that total is too grand?




    Can you now even the score and find the years at hand.

    Cutting and pasting this here makes me suspicious, so thread closed.

    CB
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