BRAIN BROWSING


This is a riddle attributed to Euclid from AD 300.

A mule and a horse were walking along laden with sacks of corn. The mule said to the horse, ‘If you gave me one of your sacks, I would be carrying twice, as much as you. But if I gave you one, we would both be carrying equal burdens.

How many sacks of corn were they each carrying ?

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