Category Archives: Ages

The Couple’s Ages

“How old are you and your wife, Capt. Haddock?” asked the insurance man. “When we were married 18 years ago I was thrice as old as Julia. Now I am twice her age,” said Capt. Haddock. “Hmm…“ The insurance man … Continue reading

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Brothers and Sisters

¨How many brothers do you have, Benny?” asked Jasper. “I have just as many brothers as sisters,” said Benny. “How many siblings do you have, Joan?” asked Jasper of Benny’s sister. “I have twice as many brothers as sisters,” said … Continue reading

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An Age Conundrum

On an snowy Sunday afternoon, Friedrich was walking down an icy street deep in thought when he bumped into his mathematician colleague Leonard. “Hi Leonard, nice to see you again,” mumbled Friedrich absent-mindedly, his breath emanating from his nostrils as … Continue reading

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An Age Puzzle

Fred, a mathematician, was walking leisurely down a sunny street on a Saturday afternoon when he spotted his colleague Leonard that he had run into not so long ago. “Hello Leonard, nice to see you again. “Likewise, Fred, I see … Continue reading

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Some Special Numbers

A mathematician walking leisurely down a street on a Sunday afternoon spotted a colleague he had not seen for some time. “Hello Fred, nice to see you. “Likewise, Leonard, I see you are well,” replied Fred, shaking his hand. “Did … Continue reading

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Age Conundrum

“Can you tell me about the ages of the new caretakers, the Jones family?” asked the math student Lanoo of his teacher Orion. “Yes, I will be happy to. Perhaps you won’t be so pleased,” smiled Orion, “when smoke starts … Continue reading

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The Mathematician’s Kids

A mathematician named Albert meets a colleague and says: “Nice to see you again John. How is life?” “I am prosperous, Albert, and happily married with three kids.” “That’s nice. How old are they?” asked Albert. “The product of their … Continue reading

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