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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    
Rating: 4.5000 (2 votes)

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re(2): Solution | Comment 3 of 5 |
(In reply to re: Solution by Leming)

Thanks, Leming.

It seems that the farmer is a very big  businessman as well as a  mathematician.

Edited on July 11, 2008, 12:40 pm
  Posted by K Sengupta on 2008-07-11 12:23:50

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