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How many sheep did each farmer have?

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Two farmers are on their way to market to sell their sheep. One says to the other "Sell me one of your sheep and then we will have the same number" to which the other replies, "No, you sell me one of yours and then I will have twice as many as you". How many sheep did each farmer have?

posted Oct 13, 2017 by anonymous

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Answer: 5 and 7
One says to the other "Sell me one of your sheep and then we will have the same number".
i,e. 7-1=6 and 5+1=6..(both are equal =6)
you sell me one of yours and then I will have twice as many as you"
i,e. 7+1=8 and 5-1=4 (8= twice of 4)..

answer Oct 13, 2017 by Mogadala Ramana



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