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Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
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Micky, Vicky and Ricky have some sweets.

Micky has six times as many as Vicky.
Ricky has twice as many as Vicky.

What fraction of the total number of sweets does Ricky have? 
 
 
If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task which challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.   

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.