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 Check Mate (Posted on 2003-10-06)
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 Rating: 3.8333 (6 votes)

 Subject Author Date Answer K Sengupta 2008-03-20 15:11:46 Simple Solution Gamer 2007-02-11 04:22:13 sheep check mark hartman 2004-03-11 19:43:09 Complete exhaustive solution Sandeep 2003-11-03 11:33:44 Thanks guys =) nikki 2003-10-07 11:22:55 re: Solution Lee 2003-10-07 07:58:24 re: Solution mohan 2003-10-07 04:42:17 re: Solution ratsnstuff 2003-10-07 02:56:46 Possible solution ratsnstuff 2003-10-07 02:45:58 Solution Tristan 2003-10-06 13:49:56 Solution nikki 2003-10-06 10:07:28 Answer fwaff 2003-10-06 09:28:24

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