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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)

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The check was for \$ 2.00
 Posted by K Sengupta on 2008-03-20 15:11:46

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