Problem #184

A collection of 27 balls are numbered from 1 to 27 and distributed into three boxes. The average of the numbers on the balls in the first box is 15, in the second box is 3, and in the third box is 18.

What are the possible numbers of balls in each box? Note: The answer is not unique.

Source: Nordic Mathematical Contest

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