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An old women with ten children had six potatoes. How did she make sure that each child had an equal share?

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There was an old woman who lived on a beach and the only food she had for her ten children was six potatoes. How did she make sure that each child had an equal share?

posted Aug 15, 2015 by anonymous

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Old women has 6 Potatoes , assume that each potato has an area equals to A ,,

Old woman should cut the potato into three parts of area .6A ;;; .2A ;;;; .2A

the first six children should be given .6A individually from the six potatoes and the rest 4 will get 3*(.2A) from the 12 parts of .2A,,,,

answer Sep 28, 2015 by Ankit Kamboj



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