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Three men possess a pile of money, their shares being $\displaystyle \tfrac{1}{2},\:\tfrac{1}{3},\:\tfrac{1}{6}$

Each man takes some money from the pile until nothing is left.

The first returns $\displaystyle \tfrac{1}{2}$ of what he took, the second $\displaystyle \tfrac{1}{3}$, and the third $\displaystyle \tfrac{1}{6}$.

When the total so returned is divided equally among the men,

it is found that each posseses what he is entitled.

How much money was in the original pile?

How much did each man take from the pile?