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by Brian Gladman on June 3, 2018

Sunday Times Teaser 2906 – In Proportion

by Andrew Skidmore

Published June 3 2018 (link)

In 2000 the Sultan of Proportion told his five sons they would inherit his fortune in amounts proportionate to their ages at his death.

Accordingly, they each recently received a different whole number of tesares. Strangely, if he had lived a few more hours the five ages would have been consecutive and each son would again have received a whole number of tesares. Such a delay would have benefited just one son (by 1000 tesares).

How many tesares were distributed in total?

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