A rich man in Arabia died, leaving a note for his three sons. It reads: "I have 17 camels. The big brother can get a half of all, the middle can get third of all, and the youngest can get a ninth of all." The brothers are left dumbfounded, since 17 cannot be divided by 2, 3 or 9 without anything left. How can the brothers solve the problem?


1. Borrow a camel from their neighbour to make 18 camels. 2. The big brother takes a half of it, so he takes 9. 3. The second brother takes a third of it, so he takes 6. 4. The youngest brother takes a ninth of it, so he takes 2. 5. All the camels that the brothers took add up to 17, leaving the camel they borrowed!

Camels Riddle Meme.
Camels Riddle Meme with riddle and answer link.