Hint to Puzzle #34: Man With 3 Daughters of Different Ages
I have two hints for this puzzle. The first is conceptual and the other practical.
The first hint is that instinctively we want to be the second man in the puzzle. We can't solve the puzzle that way but we don't need to. We are a third man and we gain information from the first and the second, in particular the fact that he can or can't solve the puzzle at a particular point is telling.
Write down all the combinations of 3 numbers that have a product of 36 and then begin eliminating them based on the information from both men.
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