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# A dilemma in mathematics that is still mind-boggling attributed to Imam Ali bin Abi Talib, may God honor him, and God is higher

Measurement of the calculated way of solving the problem

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Add one, half of 18 is 9, one third is 6, one nineth is 2. 2 + 6 ÷ 9 = 17. Problem solved?

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Hi, this is the Q&A section. Maybe you would rather post this riddle in your news feed?

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The fractions
1/2 + 1/3 + 1/9
have a common denominator of 18.
The equivalent fractions are
9/18 + 6/18 + 2/18.
Their sum is only 17/18, which means 1/18 of ownership is unaccounted. Whoever wrote the will is very poor at math!
Anyway, the answer is in the numerators of the equivalent fractions. It's only a math problem, and not a programming problem.