Hello, Obsidantion!

An interesting problem ... a bit tricky for a magazine, though.

We assume that their ages are positive integers.Three children of different ages share the same birthday.

On one of their birthdays, one of their ages was the sum of the other two ages.

On another birthday a few years later, one of their ages was half the sum of the other two ages.

When the number of years since the first occasion was half the sum of the ages

on the first occasion, one celebrated her 18th birthday.

What birthdays were the other two celebrating at this time?

Let the ages be: .

On the first occasion: .

Their ages were: .

A few years later: . . . . is theaverageof and

Substitute [1]: .

Their ages were: .

years after the first occasion . years later

They are all years older. .Their ages are: .

At this time, one of is 18 years old . . . It must have been the oldest,

. .

Therefore, the other two were 12 and 15 years old.