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, one-sixth to his butler, and the rest to charity. Now, what does each get?"
After a very long silence in the classroom, Little Morris raised his hand.
The teacher called on Little Morris for his answer.
With complete sincerity in his voice, Little Morris answered, "A lawyer!"
Hat tip: Phil of Phils Phun