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Horse inheritance - logic puzzle

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The last will of a horse breeder is that all his horses are to be given to his three children in the following ratio: 1/2:1/3:1/9. At the moment the horse breeder passed away he owned 17 horses. How could his last will be followed? horse

Explanation

The ratio 1/2:1/3:1/9 is equal to 9/18:6/18:2/18 is equal to 9:6:2. So by giving 1 child 9 horses, one 6 and one 2 the last will of the horse breeder can be followed.