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Who owns the goat?

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A man went to the market to sell a goat. After some time, another man came and demanded for the goat. He brought out the money for the goat stretching it outwards to the seller. But both men got distracted, and when the cause of distraction died down, they realized the goat had eaten half of the note, making the note worthless. After much arguement, they were not able to conclude who the owner of the goat was. Who owns the goat?

posted Dec 12, 2015 by Timilehin Oki

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3 Answers

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The FIRST he had not sold his goat. A torn note cannot b exchanged so has no value.

answer Dec 14, 2015 by Varghese Anthony
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As the purchaser had only extended the money to the seller, the seller still owns the goat. The seller has not as yet confirmed the rate at which he is going to sell the goat.
So, the goat still belongs to the seller.

answer Dec 14, 2015 by Naveen Chopra
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The goat is owned by the original owner. Eating a note is not proof of sale

answer Dec 19, 2015 by Ben Gichuhi

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