# Dividing the Estate

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In this puzzle, my friend and I were required to divide 17 cars among the three children of a deceased man. The eldest child gets 1/2 cars, the middle child gets 1/3 cars and the youngest gets 1/9 cars.

Our solution was like this:

There are 17 cars. Therefore;

1/2 x 17 = 8.5

1/3 x 17 = 5.67

1/9 x 17 = 1.89

We rounded off all three product as follows;

8.5 = 9

5.67 = 6

1.89 = 2

Grand total = 17

So the eldest child gets 9 cars, the middle child gets 6 cars and the youngest child gets 2 cars.

We found the puzzle interesting. We had a fun time doing it.

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In the task given there was a fleet of 17 vehicles. They were divided among three sons: the oldest got half of the cars, the middle a third of the cars, and the youngest one ninth of all the machines. We decided that we needed to rent another car and split them by will.
1/2*18=9
1/3*18=6
1/9*18=2
9+6+2=17 machines
So oldest child gets 9 cars, the middle child gets 6 cars and the youngest child gets 2 cars.
We found the puzzle interesting. We had a fun time doing it.
Find the Dividing the Estate puzzle on our puzzle hub.