If there were eight loaves and three men, each man ate two and two-thirds loaves. So the first shepherd gave the hunter one third of a loaf and the second shepherd gave the hunter two and one-third loaves. The shepherd who gave one-third of a loaf should get one coin and the one who gave seven-thirds of a loaf should get seven coins.

Source: Sloane, Paul

Categories: Reasoning, Pitfall

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