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    Puzzle#3- What is the height of each brother?

    There are four brothers locked in a room. All are different heights, their average height is 76 inches. The first 3 brothers who have a 2 inches difference on their heights. The height difference between third and his brother is 6 inches.

    What is the height of each brother?

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    Re: Puzzle#3- What is the height of each brother?

    If I understand you correctly:

    There are four brothers locked in a room. All are of different heights. Their average height is 76 inches. The first 3 brothers have a 2-inch difference between them, consecutively. The height difference between the third brother and the last brother (who is the tallest) is 6 inches.

    height total=76x4=304
    first three brothers: x+(x+2)+(x+4)
    tallest brother: (x+4)+6
    all brothers: x+(x+2)+(x+4)+(x+4)+6=304

    4x+16=304
    4x=288
    x=72

    height of brothers in inches: 72, 74, 76, 82


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    Re: Puzzle#3- What is the height of each brother?

    Why were they locked in a room?

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    Re: Puzzle#3- What is the height of each brother?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Why were they locked in a room?
    So that they couldn't escape while they were being measured?

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