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The farmer and the sheep (Posted on 2008-07-11) Difficulty: 2 of 5
A farmer has some number of sheep and needs to divide them into equal groups.

He tries groups of 2, but finds he has 1 left over.

Then he tries groups of 3, but has 2 left over.

Then he tries groups of 4, but has 3 left over.

And so on, until he gets to groups of 17, and the sheep fit perfectly.

What is the minimum number of sheep he has?

See The Solution Submitted by pcbouhid    
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  Subject Author Date
SolutionSolutionPraneeth2008-07-12 02:09:59
re(2): Solution -------------pcbouhid2008-07-11 15:04:16
re(2): SolutionK Sengupta2008-07-11 12:23:50
Some Thoughtsre: SolutionLeming2008-07-11 11:57:13
SolutionSolutionK Sengupta2008-07-11 11:37:09
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