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Sheikh Inheritance Problem

An Arab sheikh tells his two sons to race their camels to a distant city to see who will inherit his fortune. The one whose camel is slower wins. After wandering aimlessly for days, the brothers ask a wise man for guidance. Upon receiving the advice, they jump on the camels and race to the city as fast as they can.
What did the wise man say to them?

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  1. i registered just to say i love this one! Fast, simple, to the point and smart... well done!

    My first thought was that the wise man told them to let the camel and run... but i quickly realized it made no sense at all :

  2. He told the two sons the their father fortune's are his debt from the people

  3. The wise man told them the father died. The bet was off.

  4. Yeah .. like the nawabs of Lucknow who had a similar bet , make the boys ride the other's camel ;-)

  5. Simple. Switch the camels; let each brother ride the other's camel.
    Viswam, Coimbatore, India

  6. They exchange their camels tries to reach first on his rivals camel, so that his camel (which is with his rival) will win.

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