[UK] Hero adventures-3: Journey to Egypt - Day 4

  • Mark will add one horse to the 17 beautiful horses to become 18
    Then give the 1/2 to the oldest = 9
    and give 1/3 to the next = 6
    and give 1/9 to the youngest = 2
    The sum of horses 9+6+2 = 17
    then mark will got back his horse

  • Mark gives up his own horse.
    This makes 18 horses to be divided between the three sons.


    First son gets: 9 horses
    Second son gets: 6 horses
    Third son gets: 2 horses


    Which leaves one horse for Mark.


    Edit: Did I miss day 3?

  • Answer:


    1st son — half of the horses (17/2)=8.5
    2nd son — one third of horses (17/3)=5.66
    youngest son — one ninth of horses (17/9)=1.88
    By rounding this numbers up - 1st son should get 9 horses, second should get 6 horses and the youngest should get 2 of them - 9+6+2 = 17. This keeps the proportions as left by the diseased father.

  • They would be devided by the ammoubt each son should get :


    First son - 17/2 rounds up to 9


    Second son 17/3 rounds up to 6


    Third son 17/9 rounds up to 2


    So their overall number of horses is 17

  • The trick here is to round up.


    1/2 go to the first son, ceil(17/2)=9 horses
    1/3 go to the second son, ceil(17/3)=6 horses
    1/9 go to the third son, ceil(17/9)=2 horses


    And 9+6+2=17.

  • Add one more horse to it to make the count 18.


    Then 1/2 goes to the eldest son which would be 9.
    1/3 goes to the next one which would be 6.
    1/9 goes to the youngest, that's 2 horses.
    Then take back the 1 horse which was added to it.


    So the total 17 horses gets distributed among 3 sons.

  • Answer: The eldest son should get 9 horses, the second should get 6 and the youngest should get 2 horses.


    Calculation:
    The easiest way to solve it is to add 18th horse to the herd. Then we calculate 1/ 2 = 9 horses to one brother, 1/3 = 6 horses to another brother and 1/9 = 2 horses to the third. 9+6+2 = 17. Trick is, that 1/ 2 + 1/3 + 1/9 ≠ 1, it’s actually less than 100% therefore each of the brothers will get a bit more than their share).


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