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# How old is Philip?

Richard is 33 years old today. This is three times as old as his brother Philip was when Richard was the age that Philip is today.

How old is Philip?

If Richard today is 33 years old, and that is three times as old as Philip was, Philip must have been 11 years old. So, when Philip was 11, Richard was as old as Philip is today. Therefore, the years that passed from the time Philip was 11 to today must be equal to the time that passed between Richards age then and now. We need to find a midpoint between the two ages–33 and 11. That will give us Philips age today–22 years old.

## What are the people taking?

A steady stream of people enter Mike’s place of business and remove its treasured belongings. The people do not pay for what they take. Mike allows them to take as much as they can carry as long as they keep their mouths shut. What are the people taking and which type...

## How many kids?

Sometimes it helps to be bigger--especially when you're only four or five years old. The children were making candy apples for the Halloween party, eating as they worked. The bigger kids managed to gobble up seven apples apiece (and got stomachaches for their pains),...