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Puzzle ID:#26216
Fun:*** (2.82)
Difficulty:** (1.52)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:dutchymonster*en***!!!
Corrected By:ThinksForFun

 

 

 



After her death, a mother left her sons her entire £5000 fortune.


The elder son received £3000.
The rest was shared equally between whomever remained.

How much did they each get?




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Comments

redraptor50*us*
Oct 05, 2005

I have to admit, you had me on this one Dutchymonster
froggyggAus*
Oct 05, 2005

Good job, dutchy!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 05, 2005

You stumped me on this one, keep up the good job.
AZTTT**
Oct 05, 2005

Very good! Nicely done. Didn't get it . But it was fun
signmeup74*pl*
Oct 05, 2005

I got it....
but only because i thought about the category...
dominic_lover
Oct 05, 2005

that was good you almost had me! but then i saw elder
johnnydeppfan
Oct 07, 2005

hehe, Heres where having been in psat classes for 2 years and studying many times the difference between er and est becomes handy!
onlyeeyore**
Oct 07, 2005

Ahh, I added another element to the trick...
You said the elder brother "had" £3000. This to me says that he had that money BEFORE he got his inheritance.
My answer was £2500 each.
It may be better to change the word "had" to "got" or "received".
After all is said and done, I DO like the teaser!
converse_chik**
Oct 08, 2005

pretty good, i will have to look for more from u, i take high level english and i didn't get it!! o well, i will know it now, great teaser!
bluvsscoobydooAus*
Oct 10, 2005

I finally got one I like all of ur teasers!
chaotic_chyk**
Oct 10, 2005

good job! to be honest, i didnt really get it....but hey, i had to ask what the heck that little E thing was! LOL
it was fun though! keep 'em comin for all those ppl out there who DO know what an E is! LOL
chaotic_chyk**
Oct 10, 2005

yeah i know i dont get out much.
schatzy228*us*
Oct 11, 2005

so always be kind to your elders, for they may in turn share their good fortune
Classics*
Oct 11, 2005

i love all your in your teasers mainly becuase it gets you thinking and reading the teaser carefully
Majherus*
Oct 13, 2005

Nice
bagogirlAus*
Oct 13, 2005

ooooooh, i get it now, heehee, that's a good one
unklemykeAus*
Oct 14, 2005

This is a language teaser, not a trick teaser. Possibly it would qualify as a trick teaser for folks for whom English is a second language but we don't have that category. What are these "editors" doing with all their time? and how does this sludge trickle through??
jannie_delta*wa*
Oct 15, 2005

unkle myke, don't be so mean, although I do agree it's a language teaser. But it's not sludge.
greywolf*us*
Oct 16, 2005

unklemyke man loosen up. yes its in the wrong category but its nothing to have a heart attack over.
Spark*nz*
Oct 22, 2005

need it to be more exciting
(user deleted)
Oct 22, 2005

obviously theres 1 son but I would have to say the an Attorney who administers the estate...
ElectricYou
Oct 24, 2005

Really good!! First one I had to get the answer on.
stephiesd**
Oct 24, 2005

Wow! Even I didn't get it. Great job.
apathetic_moose**
Oct 31, 2005

Heh. I actually got it. o.O Nice one.
paintballa944**
Nov 11, 2005

gOOD JOB!i GOT IT!!
rkaalandAus*
Nov 13, 2005

Hmm I figured it was a trick and the taxes ate the rest-haha Fun
Evltwnkait*
Nov 19, 2005

didn't know that! good trick, loved it.
sgtammoAus*
Dec 04, 2005

Very good from a "Younger".
bhssoccer23Aus*
Dec 05, 2005

Darn you and your grammer!!! Just kidding, I thought it was good b/c it makes you pay attention to details. I like teasers like that.
wizofaus*au*
Feb 01, 2006

Surely the elder son got 4000, and the younger 1000? After all, they both remained after their mother died.
paul726Aus*
Mar 05, 2006

Very nice, dutchy!
zonasurance**
Mar 25, 2006

I thought there was just one son . . .the taxes got the rest. It is a trick after all Great job
tamjpAus*
Feb 05, 2007

you tricky grammarian you!
reptile5000Aus*
Jun 14, 2007

You said she shared it between her SONS, plural, which means there is more than one. That just throws off the whole teaser.
dutchymonster*en*
Jun 20, 2007

Of course there is more than 1
There could have been 3 or 4....

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