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old puzzle but still.... An old man had an habit of collecting elephants. He had 3 sons and a wife in his family.He wrote in his will that when he dies half of the elephants must go to his wife, one-fourth of elephants to his eldest son, one-sixth of elephants to his youngest son and remaining elephants to the middle son.When he died,he had 23 elephants his lawyer came and was in dilemma on how to distribute the elephants(because he cannot distribute elephants in fraction of 23.)Still that lawyer manged to give everyone of the family a fair share of elephants.How did the lawyer solve this?

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  1. hartnn
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    @sauravshakya @mathslover

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    may i tell ?

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  3. sauravshakya
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    One elephant gave birth

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  4. sauravshakya
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    Is this the correct answer

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  5. hartnn
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    oh, nopes...but i like the way u think !

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    Thanx

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    so both of u as of now are convinced that elephants are divides w.r.t 24, just tell how that old man got 24th elephant....

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    Was his lawyer an elephant........ lol

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  9. hartnn
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    lol! no, but he had elephants :P

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    his lawyer came in an elephant

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    yes, his lawyer legally gave one of his elephants with the condition that he would take it back after distribution.All got their share and lawyer took back his one elephant.

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    So, the middle son only gets one elephant

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    thats right.

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