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If Tom's age is 5 years less than the combined ages of Dick and Harry

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If Tom's age is 5 years less than the combined ages of Dick and Harry, what is the sum of the ages of Tom, Dick ,and Harry?

(1) Two of the people are the same age.
(2) Dick is 2 years older than Harry.


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given
t= d+h-5
#1
Two of the people are the same age.
which two ? insufficient
#2
Dick is 2 years older than Harry
d=h+2
so t= 2h-3
combining ;
4h=1
insufficient
from 1&2
nothing can ber determined
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Shd be C

D-H = 2 hence by statement 1 H= T
And D+H -T = 5 so D= 5 so H= T = 3
D+H+T= 11

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New post 05 Nov 2019, 15:33
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you missed a case when T=D

H=5
Also D=H+2
D=7; T=7

D+H+T=14+5=19

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Shd be C

D-H = 2 hence by statement 1 H= T
And D+H -T = 5 so D= 5 so H= T = 3
D+H+T= 11

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