# Thread: Fruit of the Vine

1. ## Fruit of the Vine

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A man is the owner of a winery who recently passed away. In his will, he left 21 barrels (seven of which are filled with wine, seven of which are half full, and seven of which are empty) to his three sons. However, the wine and barrels must be split so that each son has the same number of full barrels, the same number of half-full barrels, and the same number of empty barrels. Note that there are no measuring devices handy. How can the barrels and wine be evenly divided?

2. ## Re: Fruit of the Vine

<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Take 2 of the half-full barrels and use them to fill up another 2 half-full barrels. You then have 9 full barrels, 3 half-full barrels and 9 empty barrels which can be evenly divided</span hide>

3. ## Re: Fruit of the Vine

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4. ## Re: Fruit of the Vine

Its annoying when this happens, eh Bandido. You post a puzzle, hoping it will provide some kind of challenge, and an answer comes back minutes later...gobbled up by a witty open minded lounger.....sigh ^ 100 .. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

5. ## Re: Fruit of the Vine

Rudi,
It's no more than I expect from the calibre of our fellow loungers.

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