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#1
A 30 year old man married a 25 year old woman. She died at age 50
and her husband was so devastated that he cried for years. Ten
years after he stopped crying, he died. If he had lived to be 80,
how many years was he a widower?



I have seven letters. The first two stand for a boy. The
first three stand for a girl. The first four stand for a brave boy. But all of
my letters stand for a brave girl. What word am I?
 

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#4
brazenhussy said:
A 30 year old man married a 25 year old woman. She died at age 50
and her husband was so devastated that he cried for years. Ten
years after he stopped crying, he died. If he had lived to be 80,
how many years was he a widower?
Can't say because the riddle does not say when he died: "if he had lived to be 80, how many years was he a widower?" - the verb cases disagree between the clauses (the first is a conditional statement, while the second is definitive), so you can't accurately answer.
 
#5
FlagWagger said:
brazenhussy said:
A 30 year old man married a 25 year old woman. She died at age 50
and her husband was so devastated that he cried for years. Ten
years after he stopped crying, he died. If he had lived to be 80,
how many years was he a widower?
Can't say because the riddle does not say when he died: "if he had lived to be 80, how many years was he a widower?" - the verb cases disagree between the clauses (the first is a conditional statement, while the second is definitive), so you can't accurately answer.
I was working on the maths, not the English. If he had lived to be 80, he could have lived to be 85 or 90 and I can't believe I'm sat here typing this when it was secure 6 minutes ago..... Outa here
Seeya.
 
#7
brazenhussy said:
A 30 year old man married a 25 year old woman. She died at age 50
and her husband was so devastated that he cried for years. Ten
years after he stopped crying, he died. If he had lived to be 80,
how many years was he a widower?



I have seven letters. The first two stand for a boy. The
first three stand for a girl. The first four stand for a brave boy. But all of
my letters stand for a brave girl. What word am I?
25 years and HEROINE
 

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