Arithmetic Problem?

Girl raising hand in classroom

Mrs. 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, half to his butler, and the rest to charity. Now, what does each get?”

After a very long silence in the classroom, Mindy raised her hand.

The teacher called on Mindy for her answer.

With complete sincerity in her voice, Mindy said, “A lawyer!”

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