### There was a father who left 17 camels as an asset for his three sons.

### When the father passed away, his sons opened up the will.

### The Will of the father stated that the eldest son should get half of 17 camels while the middle son should be given 1/3rd (one-third).

### The youngest son should be given 1/9th (one-ninth) of the 17 camels.

### As it is not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, three sons started to fight with each other. So, the three sons decided to go to a wise man.

### The wise man listened patiently about the Will.

### The wise man, after giving this thought, brought one camel of his own and added the same to 17.

### That increased the total to 18 camels.

### Now, he started reading the deceased father’s will.

### Half of 18 = 9. So he gave the eldest son 9 camels

### 1/3rd of 18 = 6. So he gave the middle son 6 camels

### 1/9th of 18 = 2. So he gave the youngest son 2 camels.

### Now add this up: 9 plus 6 plus 2 is 17 and this leaves one camel, which the wise man took away.

### The attitude of negotiation and problem solving is to find the 18th camel i.e. the common ground.

### Once a person is able to find the 18th ground the issue is resolved.

### It is difficult at times. However, to reach a solution, the first step is to believe that there is a solution.

### If we think that there is no solution, we won’t be able to reach any!

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