Harry Potter Math Question!

I dont think you can solve this without trial and error.

But I dont think there is much possibilities as you only have 4 variables with a good amount of restrictions.

>The Mooncalf Pack includes 7 siblings . In order of their ages, 6 males (Aries, Polaris, Mago, Vega, Castor, and Orion) are followed by 1 female (Ophelia). Mago and Vega are twins.

>All the males are at least 2 years apart

They explicitly mention the twins, which implies that these are the only twins. So the lowest possible ages would be

Op=0, Or=1, C=3, M=V=5, P=7, A=9

>separated by a total of 11 years

They are currently separated by 9 years, so you get to add a total of 2 years separation. Older males get older too. For example, you add 1 year to |Or-C| and |M-P|:

Op=0, Or=1, C=3, M=V=5, P=7, A=9
Op=0, Or=1, C=4, M=V=6, P=9, A=11

So let's go back to

>If the ages of all the males added to 32 in the year that Ophelia was born

Without the extra 2 years of separation, their ages already add up to 1+3+5+5+7+9=30. If you increase the age separation between two younger calves, **multiple** calves become older. But we only have 2 more years of age to get a total of 32. So it has to be |P-A|

Op=0, Or=1, C=3, M=V=5, P=7, A=9    =30
Op=0, Or=1, C=4, M=V=6, P=9, A=11   =35
Op=0, Or=1, C=3, M=V=5, P=7, A=11   =32

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