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Feb 23, 2019 05:49:28   #
Brucej67
 
😀 😁 😀 😁 😀 😁

Hal81 wrote:
Reminds me of my tax bill. They ask how much did I make last year? I tell then, They replied "Send it in".

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Feb 23, 2019 06:27:56   #
foathog (a regular here)
 
I'm with you, Jerry. Why tax are already overworked brains. Call an accountant.



jerryc41 wrote:
Without doing the math, I'd say, "Not much." : )

I remember these from school. I don't enjoy them any more now than I did then.

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Feb 23, 2019 07:12:22   #
John N
 
£333.33 (or not very much as JerryC41 sats).

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Feb 23, 2019 07:46:59   #
jaymatt (a regular here)
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Without doing the math, I'd say, "Not much." : )

I remember these from school. I don't enjoy them any more now than I did then.



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Feb 23, 2019 08:21:57   #
bobmcculloch (a regular here)
 
Hal81 wrote:
Reminds me of my tax bill. They ask how much did I make last year? I tell then, They replied "Send it in".


Somebody has to pay for the care of the people trying to come in from down south, no jobs, carrying diseases, hungry, gotta register them as liberals and get them some assistance.

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Feb 23, 2019 10:51:13   #
Bill Gordon
 
I agree with amfoto1. A wife's share is s205.12.

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Feb 23, 2019 11:40:04   #
Tom G
 
John_F wrote:
“7.—THE WIDOW'S LEGACY.

A gentleman who recently died left the sum of £8,000 to be divided among his widow, five sons, and four daughters. He directed that every son should receive three times as much as a daughter, and that every daughter should have twice as much as their mother. What was the widow's share?”

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Too Much !

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Feb 23, 2019 18:42:29   #
hassighedgehog (a regular here)
 
Not the kids fault, contest the will.

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Feb 23, 2019 19:14:59   #
Toby
 
big-guy wrote:
5 sons X 3 shares = 15 shares
4 daughters X 2 shares = 8 shares
1 Wife X 1 share = 1 share

Total shares = 24

£8000 / 24 = £333.33

each son gets £333.33 X 3 = £999.99 X 5 sons = £4999.95
each daughter gets £333.33 X 2 = £666.66 X 4 daughters = £2666.64
wife gets £333.33

Total £8000 - (£4999.95 + £2666.64 + £333.33) = £7999.92 (£0.08 goes to bank fees)


Wrong

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Feb 23, 2019 19:32:38   #
wbauknight
 
Mother = x
Daughter = 2x times 2 = 4x
Sons = 6x times 5 = 30x
Total shares = 35
8000 devided by 35 = 228.57

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Feb 24, 2019 08:20:23   #
Bill Gordon
 
I'm sorry, wbauknight, but my calc says there are 39 shares:

Mother share = 1×
Daughter share = 2x (times 4 daughters) = 8x
Son share = 6x (times 5 sons) = 30x

Therefore, 1+8 +30 = 39 shares in all;
And 1 share = $8000 / 39 = $205.12

Anyone else get 205.12?

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Feb 24, 2019 14:56:54   #
David Haynes
 
John_F wrote:
“7.—THE WIDOW'S LEGACY.

A gentleman who recently died left the sum of £8,000 to be divided among his widow, five sons, and four daughters. He directed that every son should receive three times as much as a daughter, and that every daughter should have twice as much as their mother. What was the widow's share?”

Excerpt From
Amusements in Mathematics
Henry Ernest Dudeney
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“7.—THE WIDOW'S LEGACY. br br A gentleman who rec... (show quote)


Widow gets it all.

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Feb 25, 2019 12:52:00   #
Rich475
 
A good way to check your calc's is to make sure that each brother gets three times as much as each sister and it appears that everyone except amfoto 1 and Bill Gordon got it wrong. 39 total shares.

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Feb 25, 2019 12:53:42   #
MrBob
 
John_F wrote:
“7.—THE WIDOW'S LEGACY.

A gentleman who recently died left the sum of £8,000 to be divided among his widow, five sons, and four daughters. He directed that every son should receive three times as much as a daughter, and that every daughter should have twice as much as their mother. What was the widow's share?”

Excerpt From
Amusements in Mathematics
Henry Ernest Dudeney
https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewBook?id=361522107
This material may be protected by copyright.
“7.—THE WIDOW'S LEGACY. br br A gentleman who rec... (show quote)


I think it comes out to about 205.12 Should be 39 shares total of which widow would get 1. 8000 divided by 39 equals 205.12 rounded. Each son gets 1230.77 and the daughters each get 410.24 each.

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Feb 26, 2019 17:22:57   #
FotoHam
 
Three equations in three unkowns.

Sons get 120 each
Daughters get 40 each
Widow gets 20

6x120+4x40+1x20=900

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