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Candy Box (Posted on 2004-10-08) Difficulty: 3 of 5
A box of candies can be equally divided by weight without cutting pieces between three, four or seven people.
Each piece is an integral number of ounces.
What is the least number of pieces of candy the box could contain? The candies may be of different weights.

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I made it work with 3 pieces each of 12 ounces, 9 ounces, 4 ounces and 3 ounces; that's a total of 12 pieces... but I'm not sure it can't be done with less.
  Posted by Federico Kereki on 2004-10-08 12:35:56
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