Originally Posted by GrillingFool
I still don't see how you get 16, maidrite....
Can you walk this idiot thru the math steps, please?
According to James, most of the problem is just a red herring, trying to throw you off of the scent. The crux of the matter lies here (in red):
"A gentleman courting a young lady, demanded
her age. She replied..
My age is that if multiplied by three,
Two sevenths of that product trebled be
The square root
of four ninths of which is four
so tell me my age or court me no more"
If it boils down to the square root of her age being four, then it is 16.
I'm no math genius, so I'll go along with it.