Figuring Fractions

A grade school teacher posed the following problem to her arithmetic class:

“A wealthy man died and left behind 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?”

The class fell silent for a long moment.

Finally, one little boy raised his hand and answered, “A lawyer!”

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