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Monkey and Coconut Problem
5 person crash-landed on a beach. they collected few coconuts in a pile. as it was getting dark, they decide to divide it equally next morning. one person will take care of the coconuts. 1st person decided to divide the coconuts into equal parts and decided to hide his part. he then mixed the remaining coconuts into a pile but forgot 1 coconut, so he gave it to the monkey. next day, 2nd person also did the same.i.e. divided into equal parts, hid his part and gave 1 coconut to the monkey. what will be the minimum quantity of coconuts in the pile?
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