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?

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

math  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???

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

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