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A man visits a friend who has three children.
The mans asks: "How old are your children?"

The friend replies: " The product of their ages is equal to 72 and their sum is equal to the number on the house accross the street."

The man thinks and says:" You have certainly forgot to mention another fact."

"Yes," says the friend, "my eldest plays football."

"Thank you", replies the man, " I have the answer."

Question: How old are the children?

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