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Puzzle | Divide square land among 4 sons

  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 26 Dec, 2017

There is an old man and he has four sons. The old man is in critical situation and his last wish is to divide his square land into 4 equal parts but according to some rules. Rules and the image of land is provided below:

Rules:

  • Each son should get one tree separately
  • Each son should have direct access to the well
  • Land can’t be divided diagonally
  • Each son should get his separate land i.e. there is no interaction between any other son’s land

Help old man to divide the land among his four sons.

Solution:
We can divide the old man’s square land among his 4 sons with the given rules in following manner:

  • First, we should separate trees with two straight lines.
  • After that we should take care that all 4 sons should access well directly, so, we Should divide the well into 4 parts and join the line with the lines which separate the tress.
  • At last repeat the right side pattern with the left portion of the land. Finally, the land is divided into 4 equal parts with the given rules.

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