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**t-lee** Two women meet after many years. One asks, "how old are youthree daughters?" Answer: "The product of their ages is 36." Question: "But that's not enought information." Answer: "Well, the sum of their ages is the same number as the post office box that we shared at college." Question: "But that's still not enough information." Answer: "the oldest one looks like me. "Statement: "Oh, now I know their ages."

That is the question on the paper and I have no idea what that is about..

I can get x*y*z=36 and x+y+z=adress but that is about it... Help please..

There is enough infromation.

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The positilities for are:

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1,1,36 SUM 28
1,2,18 SUM 21
1,3,12 SUM 16
1,4,9 SUM 12
1,6,6 SUM 13
2,2,9 SUM 13
2,3,6 SUM 11

Examine the last statement.

"The oldest one looks like me".

This implies that the oldest exists.

Furthermore, from the second statement,

"The sum of ages is my POX in college" suggests that the woman was aware of the POX number" otherwise she was not able to say,

"Okay, I know there ages".

Thus, since she knew sum she was not able to determine the ages because there was not a unique possibility. In that case the sum was not unique. Thus,

Note, the statement "The oldest one looks like me" destroys the first possibility. Thus the daughets were

2,2,9