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    hi , any o ne help me

    A person make a will that after his death his wife will get 2/3 of property and his daughter will get 1/3 of property if new born baby is girl. Wife will get 1/3 of property and son will get 2/3 of property if new born baby is boy. But his wife give birth of twine—one boy and one girl. The property is distributed according the will.

    7) What is the portion of daughter? Options are in fraction.

    8) What is the portion of mother?

    9) What is the portion of his son? Blah blah…..
    Last edited by bharathlece; February 27th 2006 at 04:06 AM. Reason: why u divided the property half first i did nt understand
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    Quote Originally Posted by bharathlece
    A person make a will that after his death his wife will get 2/3 of property and his daughter will get 1/3 of property if new born baby is girl. Wife will get 1/3 of property and son will get 2/3 of property if new born baby is boy. But his wife give birth of twine—one boy and one girl. The property is distributed according the will.

    7) What is the portion of daughter? Options are in fraction.

    8) What is the portion of mother?

    9) What is the portion of his son? Blah blah…..
    Umm, I'd say that is open to interpretation of the will. Some, if not all of the three---mother, son, daughter---will not be satisfied.

    I see 4 interpretations. (I am not a lawyer.)

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    Since there are twins, then maybe the property will be divided into two equal parts first, then the "will" be applied to each half.

    Mother and Son: "property" = P/2
    Mother gets (1/3)(P/2) = P/6
    Son gets (2/3)(P/2) = P/3

    Mother and Daughter: "property" = P/2
    Mother gets (2/3)(P/2) = P/3
    Daughter gets (1/3)(P/2) = P/6

    Therefore, daugther gets P/6, mother gets (P/6 +P/3) = P/2, and son gets P/3.
    Here, daughter and son will complain.

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    The boy was born first.

    Mother gets P/3, and the boy, 2P/3.
    Then, maybe, "property" now is that P/3 of mother, so,
    Mother keeps (2/3)(P/3) = 2P/9, and daughter gets (1/3)(P/3) = P/9

    Therefore, daughter gets P/9, mother gets (2/9)P, and son gets (2/3)P.
    Here, daugther and mother will complain.

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    The girl was born first.

    Mother gets 2P/3, and the girl, P/3.
    Then, maybe, "property" now is that 2P/3 of mother, so,
    Mother keeps (1/3)(2P/3) = 2P/9, and son gets (2/3)(2P/3) = 4P/9

    Therefore, daughter gets P/3, mother gets (2/9)P, and son gets (4/9)P.
    Here, mother and son will complain.

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    The will is not followed and the property is not sub-divided.
    Because the will was for either boy or girl. Not for boy and girl.
    So, daughter gets none, mother gets none, son gets none.

    Here, all three will complain.

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    That is why sometimes it is good to be lawyer.
    When there a will, there is a need for a lawyer, as the saying goes.
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