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#24884 - Mon Jul 30 2001 06:54 AM The Sunday Times .. Brain Teaser .. II
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also from the 70s, maybe earlier
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Just The Ticket:

On a recent bus journey I purchased the tickets for my wife and myself. On each was a four-figure number, and the sum of all eight digits was twenty five. I remarked upon this to my wife who thereupon asked if any digit appeared more than twice in the total and whether the sum of the digits on either ticket was equal to thirteen. I answered both questions and my wife was able to deduce the two numbers on the tickets.

What were they?



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#24885 - Mon Jul 30 2001 04:20 PM Re: The Sunday Times .. Brain Teaser .. II
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gtho4,

Sorry to be brief but in a rush.

Should the question not read "I answered NO to both questions" for which I think there might be a unique solution, otherwise I reckon there are an infinite number of solutions????

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Bannockburn

[ 07-30-2001: Message edited by: Bannockburn ]


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#24886 - Mon Jul 30 2001 06:31 PM Re: The Sunday Times .. Brain Teaser .. II
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gtho4,

The ticket numbers are 1299 and 1300, and he must have answered "no" to both questions otherwise his wife would not have been able to give a difinitive answer??????

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Bannckburn


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#24887 - Tue Jul 31 2001 05:36 AM Re: The Sunday Times .. Brain Teaser .. II
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away the lads!

yep, spot on
on both counts


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