Posted by **don** on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 12:39pm.

the will of an eccentric millionaire reads as follows: "i leave 4/17 of my estate to my son, 7/13 of the remainder to my wife, 2/3 of this remainder to my daughter, and the remaining $2million to my dog." what was the total amount of the estate? please answer and show step by step how you got it!!

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**PsyDAG**, Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 1:14pm
Let estate value = x,

then son gets 4/17x, wife gets 7/13(1-4/17)x and daughter gets (2/3)(6/13)(1-4/17)x.

x - son - wife - daughter = 2,000,000

I'll let you do the calculations.

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