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Two farming brothers inherited a flock of sheep numbering a multiple of 10. Their father's will stated: "Each of you inherits however many sheep you shear, but you may only shear up to seven sheep a day."
The brothers began shearing at the same time, but the younger brother gave up during the fifth day. The elder brother continued and sheared the last six sheep of the flock on the seventh day. How many sheep did the younger brother inherit?
It may seem difficult, but this puzzle is quite simple if you think logically and calmly.
He inherited 32 sheep.
The elder brother sheared 48 sheep, and by the end of the fourth day the younger brother had sheared 28.
48 + 28 = 76
The flock numbered a multiple of 10, so it must have had 80 sheep, and the remaining four sheep must have been cut by the younger brother. Adding those to the previous total gives 32 sheep.
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