Supreme Court of Texas

imageUsing a fraction of a fraction instead of a percentage can cost an oil and gas fortune.

The lesson came in Hyshaw v. Dawkins, No. 14-0984 (Tex. Jan. 29, 2016), a fight over a 69 year-old will. It shows what a mess can result from the fondness of oil and gas people for a particular kind of fraction — the sort with an eight in the denominator.
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