Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Little Morris

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
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21 comments:

  1. hahaha!!He is right!!! :) They all need a lawyer to get their share..smart kid!!

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  2. Yup. An attorney and a CPA. hahahaha!

    Enjoy your day, Sandee! Big hugs xoxo

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  3. Brilliant! That is 'xactly what he needs. Modern math!

    Have a great day. Big hugs, honey...

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  4. And that my friends is the society in which we live.

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  5. out of the mouth of babes, good one today,starts my day with a grin. Thanks,Sandee.

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  6. Smart little boy :)
    Have a great Tuesday, Sandee!

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  7. Great answer.That by far is the first thing that you get. Thanks for the great chuckle.Hope you have a fantastic Tues.

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  8. Good one, Sandee! :)
    Question: Do you think lawyers are better at fractions than sixth graders?
    Answer: Yes, at least for what he gets as the lawyer's share.
    ..

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  9. Have a great day!!


    big hugs!
    Lydia

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  10. lol, now that is funny as heck, and sooooo true! lmbo

    Have a happy day Sandee :)

    ((HUGS))

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  11. I used to work for a lawyer. I can assure you that it is no joke for the most part. Sucks!

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  12. without a doubt, that kid got that right

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  13. LOL! This is one smart boy! It is also a good way to answer if one is not a big fan of Maths!:)

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  14. That was great, Sandee! Too bad the lawyer is gonna end up with all of it. :)

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  15. They each would probably get a lot more without the lawyers.

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  16. The little boy's dad is obviously a lawyer or doesn't like attorneys!

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  17. that's what i'm afraid of too!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  18. Heheh! thanks for the early morning laugh :-)

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  19. Little Morris gets a gold star for the correct answer!

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