Puzzle #61: Triple jump
From New Scientist #3284, 30th May 2020 [link] [link]
“My Auntie Connie just had triplets, three boys!”
“Wow, how old is she?”
“I dunno, but she’s really old.”
“Do you think the boys’ ages will ever catch up to your auntie’s? If you add all three together, I mean.”
“I’m not sure they’ll ever add up to her age exactly — I think it depends on how old she is now.”
Assuming they all live to a ripe old age, what are the chances that there will come a date in the future when the ages of the three boys add up exactly to their mother’s age?
(To be clear: your “age” is how old you were on your last birthday, so it is always a whole number).