Re: Mathematical Conundrum 17 Camel Inheritance Riddle

Second one in a more abstract style for Conundrum

Mathematical Conundrum 17 Camels - Inheritance Riddle

The 17 camels mathematical conundrum can be found in hundreds of recreational mathematics books, such as those of E. Fourrey (1949) and G. Boucheny (1939). (courtesy of Wikipedia.) Some call it the 1000 year old mathematical conundrum. The conundrum: A dying father wants his 17 camels to be divided amongst his 3 sons. The eldest is to receive 1/2, the middle-son 1/3 and the youngest 1/9. How should this be done without splitting camels?

My design shows 17 collaged camel heads on an contemporary, abstract layout. The bars below the camel heads depict the proportion of camels to be divided among the 3 sons. The longest bar is for the eldest son who is required to get 1/2 of the camels. The middle son is represented by the second-longest bar. This son is required to receive 1/3 of the camels. And, lastly the youngest son is to receive 1/9 of the camels.

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