Puzzles & Games 35 horses-solved

Discussion in 'Puzzles & Games' started by pineappleupsidedown, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    A man dies, and his four sons are called to the reading of the will. The lawyer reads "I leave my sons the amount of horses I own at my death. My eldest will get half, my second son will get a thrid, my thrid son will get 1/12, and my youngest will get 1/18. None of the horses may be killed, traded, shared or sold."

    How can the lawyer give each son the correct amount of horses?


    ---pineapple

    [Edited on 10-17-2004 by pineappleupsidedown]
     
  2. oddtodd

    oddtodd Premium Member

    ok , the common denominator is 36 youngest gets 2 , third gets 3 , second gets 12 , oldest gets 18 .

    I would have posted the fraction work but my # (six) sticks and I wind up with too much editing .

    2+3+12+18=35
     
  3. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    good job todd

    ---pineapple