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Check Mate (Posted on 2003-10-06) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Two brothers share a flock of x sheep. They take the sheep to the market and sell each sheep for $x. At the end of the day they put the money from the sales on the table to divide it equally. All money is in $10 bills, except for fewer than ten excess $1 bills. One at a time they take out $10 bills. The brother who draws first also draws last.

The second brother complains about getting one less $10 bill so the first brother offers him all the $1 bills. The second brother still received a total less than the first brother so he asks the first brother to write him a check to balance the things out.

How much was the check?

See The Solution Submitted by Ravi Raja    
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  Subject Author Date
AnswerK Sengupta2008-03-20 15:11:46
SolutionSimple SolutionGamer2007-02-11 04:22:13
sheep checkmark hartman2004-03-11 19:43:09
Complete exhaustive solutionSandeep2003-11-03 11:33:44
Thanks guys =)nikki2003-10-07 11:22:55
re: SolutionLee2003-10-07 07:58:24
re: Solutionmohan2003-10-07 04:42:17
re: Solutionratsnstuff2003-10-07 02:56:46
Possible solutionratsnstuff2003-10-07 02:45:58
SolutionSolutionTristan2003-10-06 13:49:56
SolutionSolutionnikki2003-10-06 10:07:28
SolutionAnswerfwaff2003-10-06 09:28:24
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