Logic Math Brain Teasers and Riddles for Kids and Adults - Bees

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Logic math brain teasers and riddles for kids and adults. Bees
Here's a riddle taken from the ancient Indian treatise:
If 1/5 of the swarm of bees flew onto the lavender flowers, 1/3 — onto the flowers of linden, three times the difference of these numbers flew onto the tree. But one bee went on flying between a fragrant ketaki and malati. How many bees were there?

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The answer:
There were 15 bees. Any modern student will solve this riddle easily with the help of an equation. But will you try to solve it arithmetically?
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