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Topic: Math Riddle
Replies: 6   Last Post: Nov 21, 2004 11:50 PM

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 Lexas Posts: 1 Registered: 1/25/05
Math Riddle
Posted: Nov 12, 2004 3:44 PM

I would like to know the mathematics behind the answer to this riddle:

Alaro has a number of children. Each of Alaro's sons has twice as many
sisters as he has brothers. Each of Alaro's daughters has the same
amount of brothers as she has sisters. How many children does Alaro
have and how many are sons and how many are daughters.

I know the answer to this by plugging in numbers but not the algebra
for it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Date Subject Author
11/12/04 Lexas
11/12/04 Nat Silver
11/12/04 Jeffrey Turner
11/13/04 jason knep
11/21/04 cindy
11/21/04 Chergarj
11/21/04 Jeffrey Turner