The Man Property

A man has a will in which he divides his property. Among his assets are the mans beloved horses which are his most prized and trusted friends. This man has three sons in varying favor. This is what he wrote in his will. “… To my eldest I give one half of my horses. To the middle son I give one third of my horses. To the youngest and least favorite I give one ninth of the horses. The horses are to be divided exactly as specified. The horses are not to be sold under any circumstances. There can be no agreements or arrangements made between my sons, each has to receive his fair share.”

There were only seventeen horses to the mans property, how to divide them according to the will?

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The answer is : 9, 6, 2.
First of all, the man “borrows” one horse from a neigbour, then the total horses become 18, then

18 X 1/2=9

18 X 1/3=6

18 X 1/9=2

Finally he gives the horses (9+6+2=17) to the sons, and then he “returns” one horse back to his neigbour.

The Two Lovers and the Necklace

Two people mike and angela are deeply in love but live very far apart. for her birthday mike wants to send angela a very valuable necklace but the posting system is very dodgy, the post service opens anything that can be opened or is seen to have value, packages can only be sent if they are locked because the posting people do not bother to open things that will involve time.

How can mike get his necklace to angela in a locked boxed when he can’t send her the keys of the lock because they will be confiscated?

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Mike sends the necklace to Angela in a locked box with a padlock.when she receives the box she then puts a lock of her own on it and sends it back to Mike.when he gets the box he unlocks the lock he originally put on it, leaving the box still locked with the lock angela put on it.he then sends the box back to Angela and she can recieve the necklace by opening the lock that she put on it herself.