Dividing the Estate
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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