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Challenge 118


Splitting the camels

Difficulty level:

In one inheritance, there were 35 camels to be divided between 3 children.

However, the first child should have half the camels, the second child should have the third part of the camels, and the third child with the ninth part of the camels. Since the half of 35 camels is 17.5, the third part is 11 and the third part is 3, it is difficult to divide the inheritance, since we cannot cut the camels in half. What would be a good solution for all the children to profit and the person responsible for the division also to profit?

* Problem of the work: The man who calculated (Malba Tahan)