The combined ages of Mary and Ann are forty-four years, and Mary is twice as
old as Ann was when Mary was half as old as Ann will be when Ann is three times
as old as Mary was when Mary was three times as old as Ann.
How old is Mary?
That is all, but can you work it out?
If not, ask your friends to help you, and
watch the shadow of bewilderment creep over their faces as they attempt to grip
the intricacies of the question.