Their uncle heard about the argument, hitched up his mule and drove out to settle the matter.
He added his mule to the 17, making 18. The oldest therefore got one-half, or nine, the second oldest got one-third, or six, and the youngest son got one-ninth, or two.
Adding up 9, 6, and 2 equals 17.
The uncle, having settled the argument, hitched up his mule and drove home.
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