Horse Paradox

The Grammer Test

A wealthy Arab owned a stable of seventeen horses. When he died he bequeathed the horses to his three sons. The will stated that eldest son was to be given one half of the horses, the middle son was to be given one third of the horses, and the youngest son was to be given one ninth of the horses. The sons were distraught. It was clear to all that the horses could not divided in this way without making a bloody mess.

Question: How can they divide the horses as per old man's will? Give it a thought before looking at the answer below!

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