Friday, April 11, 2014

Inhereting wealth from wise Sheikh

Problem :

An Arab sheikh tells his two sons to race their camels to a distant city to see who will inherit his fortune. The one whose camel is slower will win. The brothers, after wandering aimlessly for days, ask a wise man for advise. After hearing the advice they jump on the camels and race as fast as they can to the city. What does the wise man say?

Solution :


Say their names are A and B. After talking to the wise man, A gets on B's camel and B gets on A's camel. Say A crosses the line first. this way A would win because its B's camel who crossed first and was faster.

So, swapping the camels will make them run faster and win the race. 

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