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    Red face Coconut prolbem

    5 persons crash landed on a beach. They collected few coconuts in a pile. As it was getting dark, they decide to divide it equally next morning.

    One person will take care of the coconuts. 1st person decided to divide the coconuts into equal parts and decided to hide his part. He then mixed the remaing coconuts into a pile but forgot 1 coconut, so he gave it to monkey.

    Next day, 2nd person also did the same.i.e. divided into equal parts, hid his part and gave 1 coconut to monkey.

    What will be the minimum quantity of coconuts in the pile?


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    Re: Coconut prolbem

    i think ans is 3 for this problem.


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    Red face Re: Coconut prolbem

    yes i also got 3 onlyyyy.... is it right.............


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    Re: Coconut prolbem

    Min should be 8


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    Re: Coconut prolbem

    i think ans shud be 20
    1st person divided them equally and hide his part i.e 4
    left with 16 gave 1 to monkey
    now 2nd person with 15 in his kitty divide them equally
    left with 12 gave 1 to monkey.

    point shud be noted that when 2nd person gets hold of the situation he must have coconuts in terms of 5x
    please correct me if i m wrong


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    Re: Coconut prolbem

    The answer is 1 coconut.


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    Re: Coconut prolbem

    The answer is 24.

    First man hide 8 and gave monkey 1

    remaining are 15

    second man hide 5 and gave monkey a one

    remaining are 9


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