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 Subj:.....Eight Loaves Of Bread (S656)           From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers           on 7/30/2008 Drawing from ImageZoo.com...

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A hunter met two shepherds, one of whom had three loaves
and the other, five loaves.  All the loaves were the same
size.  The three men agreed to share the eight loaves
equally between them.  After they had eaten, the hunter
gave the shepherds eight bronze coins as payment for his
meal.  How should the two shepherds fairly divide this money?

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 Finger pointing down from darrell94590 on 1/2/2006
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 Drawing from Ripleys-Believe It Or Not
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THE SOLUTION

The shepherd who had three loaves should get one coin and
the shepherd who had five loaves should get seven coins.

If there were eight loaves and three men, each man ate two
and two-thirds loaves.  So the first shepherd gave the hunter
one-third of a loaf and the second shepherd gave the hunter
two and one-third loaves.  The shepherd who gave one-third
of a loaf should get one coin and the one who gave seven-
thirds of a loaf should get seven coins.

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