How to divide eighteen camels into three unequal portions

The following two puzzles are ascribed to Ali Ibn Talib, Amir Al Momenin (Ali the son of Talib, the Prince of the Faithful, the son in law of the prophet Mohamad – mpbh – the first Imam of the Shiites and the fourth true Khalif of the Sunies). Basically he’s is an extremely important dude […]

Mullah Nasrudin and the two thirds of a camel

Mullah Nasrudin was the Ghazi (judge). There was an interesting case in front of him. Two men used to own unequal parts of a camel. Abbass the greedy rich merchant owned two thirds of the camel and Ali the poor honest farmer owned a third of the camel. One day a flood drowned the camel […]