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#1 bonanova

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:48 AM

A dying man, knowing his wife was pregnant, left a will that divided his estate between his child and his wife, giving 1/3 to the wife if she gave birth to a son, and 2/3 to the wife if she birthed a daughter. As it turned out, she birthed fraternal twins: a son and a daughter. You are executor of the will. Wishing to adhere as closely as possible to the man's wishes, how will you divide the estate among the three heirs?

 

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:18 PM

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:33 PM

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:57 PM

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:06 PM

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:26 PM

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:48 AM

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:23 AM

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:43 PM

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