# Transaction between Achmet and Ali

13. Achmed and Ali were camel - drivers but one day they decided to quit their job. they wanted to become shepherds. They went to the market and sold all their camels. The amount of money (dinars) they received for each camel was the same as the total amount of camels they owned. With that money they bought as many sheep as possible at 10 dinars a sheep. With the remaining money they bought a goat. ON their way home they got in a fight and decided to split up. When they divided the sheep there was one sheep left. Ali said to Achmed, "I take the last sheep and you take the goat." "That's not fiar," Achmed siad, "I get the last sheep and you get the goat." "OK", Ali replied, "Then I will give you one of my dogs and we will be even." Achmed agreed. If Achmed ended up with 10 sheep, what does a dog cost?

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The amount of money (dinars) they received for each camel was the same as the total amount of camels they owned.

Number of camels is = cost of each camel = x

Total amount of money received = x*x

Let the number of sheep purchased = ...

#### Solution Summary

Sharing of money between Achmed and Ali are discussed.