Birthday Smarties Puzzle - Solution

The Puzzle:

Birthday Smarties
The Birthday Cake has all gone but there are twelve piles of Smarties left. Each pile is held together by icing so can't be split up. Most of the guests have gone, but Hungry Horace and his two friends want to share out the Smarties equally.

Can you share out the piles so that everybody gets 25 Smarties each?

Our Solution:

The diagram below shows one way to group the Smarties so that Horace and his friends get 25 each.

Another way would be: 12+9+3+1, 12+13 and 4+1+3+3+8+6.

Puzzle Author: Stephen Froggatt

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