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Generally, the numeral will control.
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it is generally an argument of intent, and the argument goes that the numeral is a clearer representation of intent. However, in some states the rule is that where there are conflicting ambiguities such as this, the entire clause is taken out unless the rest of the writing can clarify it.
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Three heirs devised the following shares:
Forty percent (45%), Forty percent (45%) and Twenty percent (10%).
Nothing in will to clarify intent.
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