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Posted by **Tyler** on Friday, September 21, 2007 at 9:25pm.

What are the ages of the barber's children, and how did the professor figure it out?

Ive narrowed down the answers to

2, 3, and 6

9, 2, and 3

Firstly, because according to BobPursley, a kid whos 1 cannot have blonde hair, meaning noones one. Than the brothers and sisters cant be the same age, and that narrows it down to those 2 answers. Now how can I find the final answer?

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**bobpursley**, Friday, September 21, 2007 at 9:50pmHow can it be 9,2, and 3? It has to multiply to 36.

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**Tyler**, Friday, September 21, 2007 at 9:52pmSorry, :)

Its late here.

So that leaves...

2, 3, and 6?

I just wanna know how we can prove the blonde kid cant be 1.

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**bobpursley**, Friday, September 21, 2007 at 10:02pmThe other alternative set is 1,3,12; an alternative to 2,3,6. Hair is usually reserved for two year olds. I doubt if you can Prove it.

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**Tyler**, Friday, September 21, 2007 at 10:09pmSo we can just going to assume its 2, 3, and, 6?

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**Nate**, Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 11:25pmIf its the youngest child who's hair color is given, the solution is {1,6,6}

it has nothing to do with the actual hair color, but with mentioning that there exists a unique youngest (or oldest) child to remove the ambiguity in the two age sets with identical sums (i.e. {1,6,6} and {2,2,9) )

all other age sets have a unique sum

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