In his will , a farmer left 17 horses to his 3 sons with the following instructions.
1) The eldest son is to get half of the total horses.
2) The middle son is to get one third of the total horses.
3) The yongest son is to get one ninth of the total horses.
After considerable deliberations the three brothers confused about how to alocate the horses fairly between them sought the counsel of a wise uncle. The uncle said , 'fear not , I know how to solve your problem.'
How did the wise uncle solve the problem?