Can you think through and tease out logically what happened in the scenario below?-thanks to Roel for submitting!
There is a story of a man who left seventeen alpacas to his three sons. He left half the alpacas to his eldest son, a third to his middle son and a ninth to the youngest. The three set up to divide their inheritance but couldn’t negotiate a solution – because seventeen could not be divided between two or three or nine. The sons finally consulted an old wise woman. After pondering the problem, the old woman said, “See what happens if you take my alpaca.” So then the sons had eighteen alpacas. The eldest son took his half – that was nine. The middle son took his third – that was six. And the youngest son took his ninth – that was two. Nine and six and two made seventeen. They had one alpaca left over. They gave it back to the old wise woman.
You can submit your explanations below; will wait until Thursday or Friday to unmask!