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A wealthy old man wished to leave his fortune to one of his three children before..............What did his daughter do?

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A wealthy old man wished to leave his fortune to one of his three children before his death. The old man wanted to know that his fortune would be in wise hands. He stipulated that his estate would be left to the child who would sing him half as many songs as days that he had left to live.
The eldest son said he could not comply because he did not know how many days his father had left to live, and besides he was too busy. The youngest son said the same thing. The man ended up leaving his money to his third child, a daughter. What did his daughter do?

posted Aug 31 by Swati Arora

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She must have decided to sing every 2nd day.
Singing the first day ==> the man could die the same day and she could lose the wealth
Singing the 2nd day ==> Will cover the current and previous day's need

Singing the 2nd day everytime ensures the count remains exactly half of the man's remaining days.

answer Sep 2 by Tejas Naik



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