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# Split the Fortune

A rich man dies, leaving a $10,000,000 fortune, and a will with instructions on how to split it between his 5 sons, 4 daughters and his widow. The will states that each daughter should receive an equal amount, each son an amount double that of the daughters, and his widow three times the amount received by each son.

How much do they each inherit?

How much do they each inherit?

### Answer

Daughters=$500,000 each= $2 millionSons =$1,000,000 each= $5 million

widow =$3,000,000 = $3 million

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$10 million

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hoe much is £10,000,000 in u.s money?

The US $ if about 70% of £.

Somehow I got 588,235 pounds each for the daughters. Oh well...

this is simple math. assuming you were awake when the teacher taught algebra.

Algebra? Come on.

There are 4 + 5*2 + 1*2*3 = 20 parts. Each part is 10,000,000/20 = 500,000. The daughters each get one, the sons two and the widow 6. I don't see any variables in there, just simple calculations. A few seconds to do in your head.

There are 4 + 5*2 + 1*2*3 = 20 parts. Each part is 10,000,000/20 = 500,000. The daughters each get one, the sons two and the widow 6. I don't see any variables in there, just simple calculations. A few seconds to do in your head.

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