Category Archives: Ages, dates and time



A man is 25 years old and his wife 23. He noticed that the sum of their ages (25+23=48) is exactly 4 times the sum of the digits of their ages. (2+5+2+3=12).

When will the sum of their ages be exactly 8 times the sum of the digits of their ages? And when will it be 9 times the sum of the digits?

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Two watches

The two watchesI started two watches at the same time and found that one went two minutes an hour too slow and the other one minute an hour too fast, so that when I looked at them again the faster one was exactly one hour ahead. Can you figure out from from the picture at what time before noon the watches must have started?

This problem was first posted by American puzzle genius Sam Loyd. It was incorporated into his Cyclopedia of Puzzles on page 30.

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