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7. THE WIDOW'S LEGACY. A gentleman who recently died left the sum of £8,000 to be divided among his widow, five sons, and four daughters. He directed that every son should receive three times as much as a daughter, and that every daughter should have twice as much as their mother. What was the widow's share?

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SOLUTION TO 7. THE WIDOW'S LEGACY. 

The widow's share of the legacy must be £205, 2s. 6d. and 10/13 of a penny.

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