# Need help on riddle

Ok I need the answer to this riddle. It has been bugging the crap out of me for like 2 weeks now and I can't find the answer so I turned to the internet. Here is the riddle.

A man walks into a bar and strikes up a conversation with the bartender. He finds out that the bartender has three kids.

"Well, their ages multiply to 72." responds the bartender.

"The same as the number outside above the door to the bar." replies the bartender.

The man walks out, looks at the number above the door and comes back in.

"That's not enough information!" says the man.

"Oh yeah, the youngest just loves strawberry ice cream." replies the bartender with a smile.

HOW OLD ARE THE THREE KIDS?

 Mark Coeman Posts: 8, Reputation: -2 New Member #2 Dec 16, 2006, 08:00 PM
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 Originally Posted by Itachi4242 Ok I need the answer to this riddle. It has been bugging the crap out of me for like 2 weeks now and I can't find the answer so I turned to the internet. Here is the riddle. A man walks into a bar and strikes up a conversation with the bartender. He finds out that the bartender has three kids. "How old are your 3 kids?" the man asks. "Well, their ages multiply to 72." responds the bartender. "What do they add up to?" asked the man. "The same as the number outside above the door to the bar." replies the bartender. The man walks out, looks at the number above the door and comes back in. "That's not enough information!" says the man. "Oh yeah, the youngest just loves strawberry ice cream." replies the bartender with a smile. HOW OLD ARE THE THREE KIDS?
2 6 and 6
 J_9 Posts: 39,470, Reputation: 26705 Expert #3 Dec 16, 2006, 08:01 PM

How did you come up with that?
 CaptainForest Posts: 3,684, Reputation: 2090 Ultra Member #4 Dec 16, 2006, 08:45 PM
There is NOT enough information to solve this problem.

What is the number outside of the bar? That will be helpful.

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 Originally Posted by Itachi4242 "What do they add up to?" asked the man. "The same as the number outside above the door to the bar." replies the bartender. The man walks out, looks at the number above the door and comes back in. "That's not enough information!" says the man.
 Itachi4242 Posts: 2, Reputation: 1 New Member #5 Dec 17, 2006, 09:48 PM
The riddle doesn't tell the outside number on a door, that is why it is a riddle. And sorry but no it isn't 2, 6, and 6 because it has to be "3" different number. I could only think of 1, 8, and 9. But I don't know if those are correct or not.
 CaptainForest Posts: 3,684, Reputation: 2090 Ultra Member #6 Dec 22, 2006, 10:06 PM
Where in the riddle does it say that the numbers on the door are all different?

The kids could also be 2, 4 and 9 as those numbers multiply to 72.
 ashmon522 Posts: 1, Reputation: 5 New Member #7 Jul 19, 2007, 03:32 PM
It's 2,6, &6. The guy says that's not enough information because only two sets of numbers that multiply to 72 add up to the same number: 3,3,8 and 2,6,6. The bartender gives it away when he says the youngest likes strawberry icecream because with 3,3,8 there isn't a youngest they are the same age.
 MINDFREAKPUNK Posts: 2, Reputation: 1 New Member #8 Mar 17, 2008, 02:50 PM
It can be many variations of numbers that equal 72 am I wrong? But they should still be kind of yougn or at least one...
 KRISTINA SHOCKLEY Posts: 1, Reputation: 1 New Member #9 Mar 25, 2008, 04:22 PM
I don't have the slightest idea
 puffdog Posts: 1, Reputation: 1 New Member #10 May 3, 2010, 10:38 AM

This thing is long and slim and works in the light it has just one eye and a painful bite.