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    if i had a sixth% shares and i left half to my fella and half to my five kids would i leave a 12th to my fella and a sixtith to each of my kids can you let me know if this is right please as i am really knew at this !!!!1
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    please help anybody
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanz View Post
    if i had a sixth% shares and i left half to my fella and half to my five kids would i leave a 12th to my fella and a sixtith to each of my kids can you let me know if this is right please as i am really knew at this !!!!1
    Sixth percent? Or 6%?

    Say 6%

    To your fella,
    (1/2) of 6%
    = 3%

    Oh, sixth percent is (1/6)% ?

    Then, to your fella,
    (1/2)(1/6 %) = (1*1)/(2*6) % = (1/12)%. Hey, you're right!

    And, to each of your 5 kids, equally,
    (1/2)(1/6 %) / 5
    = (1/12 %) / 5
    = (1/12 %) * (1/5)
    = (1*1 / 12*5) %
    = (1/60)% to each -------------you're right again!
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