Three friends A, B and C went on a trip.
A didn’t carry any food with him but had 13 Coins. B had 6 sandwiches, and C had 7 sandwiches with him (Total 13 Sandwiches).
They decided to share the food equally and in return A would give away all 13 coins to B & C.
How should B & C distribute the money?
Coins and sandwiches solution
Since they have to share the sandwiches equally, each of them will get 13/3 sandwiches.
Hence the sandwiched contributed by B and C to A.
B: 6 – 13/3 = 5/3
C:7 -13/3 = 8/3
Now A should give the money in the ratio of what he got from B and C, i.e.
5/3:8/3 :: 5:8
Hence B will get 5 and C will get 8 coins.