Dividing The Spoils : Solution
We learn from the manner in which the nuts were divided that the girls' ages are in the proportions
9 > 12 > 14. Therefore the 770 chestnuts were divided so that the youngest
girl got 198, the next oldest got 264, and the oldest got 308.|
As for the ages of the girls, they cannot be determined exactly. All we know is that their ages are in the proportions 9 > 12 > 14. Judging by the picture, a good guess would be 4½, 6 and 7 years.