[SOLVED] The Bear and the Food 5 friends go camping, and bring with them a number of packets of food. In the middle of the night, one of them wakes up, sees a hungry bear, and decides to give the bear one packet of food. He then proceeds to divide the remaining packets of food into 5 equal parts, and takes one part for himself, then goes back to bed. A second friend wakes up, sees the bear, gives the bear a packet of food, then proceeds to, as with the first, divide the remaining food into 5 parts and keeps one for himself. The third, fourth and fifth each wakes up one after another and does the same thing. What is the minimum packets of food in the beginning. There are 2 possible answers that I'm aware of.