Grace, Helen, and Mary*

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Grace, Helen, and Mary were discussing their ages one day, and in the course of their conversation they made the following statements:

I am twenty-two. 
I am two years younger than Helen. 
I am a year older than Mary.

I am not the youngest. 
Mary and I are three years apart. 
Mary is twenty-five.

I am younger than Grace. 
Grace is twenty-three. 
Helen is three years older than Grace.

It is of course too much to expect that three young women should be entirely truthful when speaking of their ages, and in the present instance only two of the three statements made by each girl are true.

How old are they? 

Help needed, I can't figure it. Thanks.
Lue A. S.

* This puzzle is a clever variation of puzzles about ages...


Mini-Contest 18 - Grace, Helen, and Mary is FINISHED

It was our eighteenth mini-contest. Now we'd like to propose this contest's results and some details about the puzzle and its solution. With this Mini-Contest 18 is finished.

We thank you for your participation, and look forward to the next Mini-Contests. Happy Puzzling!

Contest Results

The winners are:
1. Jason Meyers.
2. Horst Karaschewski.
3. Michele Ely.
4. Nitin Duggal.
5. Elizabeth Johnston.
6. Wilk720.
7. Victoria Braverman.
8. Suresh Chandrasekharan.
9. Robert Myers.
10. T. Swarnalata.
11. Dan Norton.
12. Nellumsb.
13. Nisha S..
14. Joey Hwang.
15. Sharma.
16. Brian Kikel.
17. Robert L. Davis.
18. Nickolas Daskalou.
19. Chiranjeevi Surampudi.
20. Jeffery.
21. Michael Graae.
22. Jawahar Kandasamy.
23. Bob G.
24. Sweta Singh.
25. Subhash.
26. KYL.
27. Sule Tutan.
28. Colgrove.
29. Rick Theilacker.
30. Sherry Steblen.
31. Tina Nolte.
32. Jo Duke.
33. George D. Kimbro.
34. Chris Ruhl.
35. Neil Myska.
36. Kimberly Puen.
37. Sunil.
38. Hennie van der Merwe.
39. Equipements Dussault.
40. Vikas Mehta.
41. Ian Pedder.
42. Rifat Cayirli.
43. Reena Reji.
44. N. Carr.
45. Bill B.
46. Trevor Graham.
47. Nick Drewe.
48. Taryn Barrett.
49. Muddhazzir Ali.
50. Kate Alexeeva.
51. Rajesh Kumar Sinha.
52. Marcus Dunstan.
53. Jana Pomeroy.
Last Updated: November 1, 2007  |  Posted: March 31, 2002
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