PROBLEM OFTHEWEEK†††

3 persons A, B and C with help of a monkey collected many cocoanuts, got tired and fell asleep. At night A woke up and decided to have his shares. He divided cocoanuts into 3 equal shares giving the left out single cocoanut to monkey for itís hard labour and fell asleep again. In the same way in order B and C wake up. Not knowing whether anybody woke up and each of them divided the cocoanuts into three shares, every time giving the left out single cocoanut to the monkey. Early in the morning all of them woke up together, divided the remaining cocoanuts into 3 equal shares and left gave out single cocoanut to the monkey. What is the minimum number of cocoanut they collected?

Solu:

Let x is total coconuts

 

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