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The Age-Old Lie


Best Answer bonanova, 26 May 2013 - 01:07 PM

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 09:25 PM

A reporter on New Year's Eve 1993 wanted to know, from Pat and Chris, how old they were, but felt (correctly, it turns out) that one would lie. So the reporter asked them both, "Write down your age now, your age at the end of next year, add these together, then multiply the result by 5," quickly followed by: "now add the last digit of the year you were born." They had no time to fake that last digit; Pat answered 281, while Chris announced 229. Who was lying, and what were their real ages at the time?

 


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Posted 26 May 2013 - 01:07 PM   Best Answer

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