Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
May 2024

Three Brothers Live On A Farm

Three Brothers Live On A Farm
Three brothers live in a farm. They agreed to buy new seeds: Adam and Ben would go and Charlie stayed to protect fields. Ben bought 75 sacks of wheat in the market whereas Adam bought 45 sacks. At home, they split the sacks equally. Charlie had paid 1400 dollars for the wheat.

How much dollars did Ben and Adam get of the sum, considering equal split of the sacks?

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3 guesses to Three Brothers Live On A Farm

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  • Crabman

    There’s a total of 120 sacks, so the three of them should get 40 each. Easiest way to do this is if Ben gives/sells him 35 sacks and Adam sells him 5.

    If 40 sacks are worth $1400, they are $35 each, so he gives Adam $175 & Ben $1225

  • Crabman, you are today’s winner!
    Every farmer’s part is 1/3(45+75) = 40 sacks. Charlie paid $1400 for 40 sacks, then 1 sack costs $1400/40 = $35/sack. Adam got $35*(45-40)=35*5 = $175. Ben got $35*(75-40)=35*35 = $1225.
    Answer: Ben $1225, Adam $175

  • brent

    The current price per bushel of wheat is under $5 – and a bushel of wheat weighs 60 lbs.
    So if each bag was 120 lbs, and it was some seed with similar weight to wheat, they are paying $35/2 per sack or $17.50 per bushel for their seed (over 3x the value of wheat) – I wonder what they are growing…?