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Asking a Woman Her Age

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A lady being asked how old she was at the time of her marriage replied that the age of her oldest son was 13; that he was born 2 years after her marriage; that when she married the age of her husband was three times her own and that now her husband was twice as old as herself.  How old were she and her husband when they married?

Soules, Practical Mathematics, 1905

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"Asking a Woman Her Age," Loci (March 2007)

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