### Poker

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**Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:37 am UTC**Jack invited two of his friends, Paul and John, to play poker at his place with gold coins.

After the game, they piled up all the winnings on the table.

Jack claims to have won half the pot and took some coins.

Paul claims to have won one-third and took some coins.

Finally, John took the rest.

Jack realised that he took too much, thus returning half on the table.

Paul decided to follow and returned one-third.

And John at his turn returned one-sixth.

The coins left on the table was then shared out equally and they had 42 pieces each.

Jack has now half of the original pot.

Paul has one-third and John has one-sixth.

What is the pot value originally and how much did each of them take at first?

After the game, they piled up all the winnings on the table.

Jack claims to have won half the pot and took some coins.

Paul claims to have won one-third and took some coins.

Finally, John took the rest.

Jack realised that he took too much, thus returning half on the table.

Paul decided to follow and returned one-third.

And John at his turn returned one-sixth.

The coins left on the table was then shared out equally and they had 42 pieces each.

Jack has now half of the original pot.

Paul has one-third and John has one-sixth.

What is the pot value originally and how much did each of them take at first?