# Dividing 17 horses in 3 sons puzzle

An Arab , who is at his death bed, called upon his three sons. He told them: “*I am leaving my stable, which has seventeen beautiful horses, to the three of you.*”

He commanded that the eldest was to have half of the horses. The second, one third. And the youngest, one ninth.

They knew it could not be achieved without calling in a butcher, but who wants half dead horse?

So they sought advice of an wise man. So, they came to you, How will you solve this conundrum?

I’ll go on my horse,

They have 17 horses, I’ll give them my horse

Total Horses – 17+1 = 18 horses

1st Son gets 1/2 of 18 = **9 Horses**

2nd Son gets 1/3 of 18 = **6 Horses**

3rd son gets 1/9 of 18 = **2 Horses
Total Distributed = **9 + 6 + 2 = 17 Horses

Rest is 1 Horse, That’s Mine, I’ll take that and required distribution is done 🙂

dont steal points.if you have capability then answer the unanswered ones .

i will help them if what left after division is mine.they will agree.i will give them a horse and ask them to proceed considering it as yours.elder will get 9 middle will get 6 and other one will get 2 .1 horse will remain which is mine

i will give them one horse then it will be 17 +1 = 18.

then 1st will get 9 then 2nd will get 18/3=2 and third will get 18/9 =2 hence 9+6+2 = 17.. thus here by assuming one extra horse we get the solution …

if we add one more our horse….we will get d desired distribution

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