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Sarla wins some money from a lottery. She divides it in such a way that her son gets 1/3 of the money and each of her four daughters gets equal share of the remaining. What fraction does each daughter get

  1. Reiny

    total ---- x
    son gets x/3
    leaves 2x/3 for the 4 daughters
    so 2x/3 ÷ 4 = 2x/12 = x/6

    each daughter gets 1/6 of the total

    check: 1/6+1/6+1/1+1/6+1/3 = 1

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