Posted by **Alex** on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 2:22pm.

Three brothers divide 17 candy bars. The oldest child gets 1/2, the middle child 1/3, and the youngest child 1/9. So that they do not have to cut any bars, Mom provides an extra one. The oldest chidl then takes 9 candy bars, the middle child 6, and the youngest 2, and they return the extra one. Which child received more than his fair share?

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**Tyler**, Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 5:59pm
The oldest brother gets half a candy bar extra.

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**car**, Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 5:48pm
can someone explain that??? because if you do 1/2 of 17, 1/3 of 17, and 1/9 of 17 than compare it to what they actually got...they ALL got more than their fair share... is that the answer than? how is it just the oldest???

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**TJM**, Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 12:25pm
Well it means which got the most extra so ya it would be the oldest.

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**Mila**, Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 12:38am
so what is the answeR?

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