(related to Problem: A Charitable Bequest)

There are seven different ways in which the money may be distributed: $5$ women and $19$ men, $10$ women and $16$ men, $15$ women and $13$ men, $20$ women and $10$ men, $25$ women and $7$ men, $30$ women and $4$ men, and $35$ women and $1$ man. But the last case must not be counted, because the condition was that there should be "men," and a single man is not men. Therefore the answer is six years.

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