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05 February 2005

Today's my birthday! (corrected version)

I appear to have misremembered my age by a few years. Thanks to my brother for bringing this error to my attention.

There's a number. Square it. Double that. Add 8. That's my age.

Same number. Add 2. Square that. Add 9.
That's my age.

How old am I?


Blogger Mike said...

Hmmm, the first number is a prime, and the second number is a prime raised to a prime. Sounds like you're in the prime of your life. Uhhhhh, yes I'm a huge nerd.

Blogger Bob Merkin said...

Get nerdier!

I had this puzzle on my website and last year suddenly a dozen French high-school students e-mailed, most with the correct answer.

Don't tell me about prime numbers (at least not today).

Tell me how old I am!

Blogger Bob Merkin said...

MIKE and KWAK solved the quadratic equation and know how old I am! Pizza slices for all! (They e-mailed me privately cause they didn't want to blab the answer in public.)


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