Suresh Manickam

Member • Dec 26, 2011

## Toughest Puzzel Ever

A man was dividing his property among his children. This was what

the man told to his first son “Take as many number of cattle as you

can care for and your wife may take one-ninth of the remaining

number.” To his second son he said “Take one more than what the first

son took and your wife will have one ninth of the cattle remaining after

you have taken.” This applied to the remaining sons too i.e. each son

would take one more than the next oldest brother and their wives

would have one ninth of the remaining after their husbands have got

their share.

After the cattle were divided, the man proceeded to divide the gold

bars he had among the children. Each gold bar was valued at 3.5 times

each cow's value. The gold bars were divided such that each couple had

equally valued inheritance. What are the number of cows, gold bars

and the number of sons the man had?

the man told to his first son “Take as many number of cattle as you

can care for and your wife may take one-ninth of the remaining

number.” To his second son he said “Take one more than what the first

son took and your wife will have one ninth of the cattle remaining after

you have taken.” This applied to the remaining sons too i.e. each son

would take one more than the next oldest brother and their wives

would have one ninth of the remaining after their husbands have got

their share.

After the cattle were divided, the man proceeded to divide the gold

bars he had among the children. Each gold bar was valued at 3.5 times

each cow's value. The gold bars were divided such that each couple had

equally valued inheritance. What are the number of cows, gold bars

and the number of sons the man had?