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An ambiguous inheritance (Posted on 2017-07-25) Difficulty: 3 of 5
This particular problem is attributed to Alcuin. The wording does not give sufficient information to answer the question without making legal assumptions. Please share your assumptions with your solution.

A dying man left 960 shillings and a pregnant wife. He directed that if a boy was born, he should receive three-quarters of the whole and the child's mother should receive one-quarter. But if a daughter was born, she would receive seven-twelfths, and her mother five-twelfths. It happened however that twins were born - a boy and a girl. How much should the mother receive, how much the son, and how much the daughter?

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(In reply to Interesting by broll)

... Seba Smith( about 1854):
‚ÄúThis is a money digging world of ours; and, as it is said, 'there are more ways than one to skin a cat,' so are there more ways than one of digging for money."






  Posted by Ady TZIDON on 2017-07-26 03:36:26
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