# Arab Financial Riddle

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Two Arabs, one of whom is carrying 5 slices of bread, and the other one carrying 3 slices of bread, meet up with a wealthy but hungry passenger in the desert. All 3 of them eat together and everybody eats the same amount of food.The passenger pays 8 coins and continues on his way.
How are the two Arabs supposed to split the money so each of them gets a fair amount?

SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 3rd July 2017 in

Answer- Pay 7 Coins to the first person and 1 coin to the second

Explanation-
If the passenger pays 8 coins for his share of the meal, then
The whole amount of food consumed is worth 24 coins, and thus each slice of bread is worth 3 coins.

The first man      – provides 5 slices of bread, worth 15 coins, and eats 8 coins’ worth, so he should be paid 7 coins.
The second man –  provides 3 slices of bread, worth 9 coins, and eats 8 coins’ worth, so he should be paid 1 coin.

SherlockHolmes Expert Answered on 5th July 2017.

Person A with 5 bread will get 7 rupees and other one B will get 1 rupees.
Simple maths
passenger pays 8 rs for 8/3 portion of bread.
person A gives away 7/3 portion and B gives only 1/3.
Rest is simple maths.

silento Scholar Answered on 12th June 2018.

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