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Peanuts by Charles Schulz for September 14, 1972
Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin looks at a book and says, "Problem number five . ."<BR><BR> Franklin reads, "A man has a daughter and a son . . . The son is three years older than the daughter . . ."<BR><BR> Franklin continues, "In one year the man will be six times as old as the daughter is now, and in ten years he will be fourteen years older than the combined ages of his children . . . What is the man's present age?"<BR><BR> Peppermint Patty says, "I'm sorry, we are unable to complete your call . . Please check the number and dial again!"<BR><BR>
In case you’re curious: the man is 41, the son is 10, and the daughter is 7.