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The “Horse Sense” Mystery. By Richard Holden. Farmer Henry had 17 horses. He would like to give his oldest son ½ of them, his middle son 1/3 of them and his youngest son 1/9 of them. How could he accomplish this?. Simple! First, he borrows one horse from his neighbor---.

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Farmer Henry had 17 horses.

He would like to give his oldest son ½ of them, his middle son 1/3 of them and his youngest son 1/9 of them.

How could he accomplish this?

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Simple!

First, he borrows one horse from his neighbor---

There are now a total of 18 horses.

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Next, he gives 1/3 of them to his middle son.

1/3 x 18 = 6

Oldest son’s

Middle son’s

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Finally, he gives his youngest son 1/9 of the horses.

1/9 x 18 = 2

Oldest son’s

Middle son’s

Youngest son’s

how did henry do it
How Did Henry Do It?
  • It’s all in the math!
  • The 3 fractions never added to one whole
  • Instead---

1 = 9

2 18

1 = 6

3 18

1 = 2

9 18

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17/18

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