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Divy It Up

classroomMrs. Applebee, the 6th grade teacher, posed the following problem to one of her arithmetic classes:

"A wealthy man dies and leaves ten million dollars. One-fifth is to go to his wife, one-fifth is to go to his son, one-sixth to his butler, and the rest to charity. Now, what does each get?"

After a very long silence in the classroom, little Morris raised his hand.

The teacher called on Morris for his answer.

With complete sincerity in his voice, little Morris answered, "A lawyer!"

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