Sunday Times Teaser 3062 – Family Stock
by Howard Williams
Published Sunday May 30 2021 (link)
I have been transferring shares in the family business to my grandchildren, which I’ve done this as part of their birthday presents. On their first birthday I transferred one share, on their second birthday three shares, on their third birthday five shares etc. I have now four grandchildren and at the most recent birthday they were all of different ages. From my spreadsheet I noticed that the number of shares most recently transferred to each grandchild were all exact percentages of the total number of shares transferred to all of them over their lifetimes.
In increasing order, what are the ages of my grandchildren?