A man on a park bench

Find below two family relationship puzzles. To answer these questions, one needs to understand the way words are used or rather twisted in the given questions.

A man on a park bench is looking at a small portrait. You ask him, Who is that in the picture?
The man says, Brothers and sisters, I have none, but that man’s father, is my father’s son.
Can you tell what person is in the picture?

A beggar’s brother died, but the man who died had no brother. How could this be?

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33 thoughts to “A man on a park bench”

1. ismail says:

2. ismail says:

3. samhitha says:

i have a question to share with u all………

There are 10 cigar packets,each containing 10 cigars.Out of them 9 cigar packets weigh 10 grams each(each cigar in them is 1 gram).But the 10th cigar packet weighs 11 grams (each cigar is 1.1 gram).You can use the weighing scale only once and find out the odd cigar packet {NOTE:the mass of cigar boxes is 0}

1. vinod kumar says:

Mark the cigar pkts 1 to 10 and take one cigar from pkt no.1 ,2 from pkt no2, 3 from pkt no 3 and so on till 10 cigars from pkt no 10. Weigh all the cigars now the as many gram excess weight from the number of cigar will tell the perticular no. of the odd pkt. Say if we get 7 gram more then No. 7 Pkt is odd

4. samhitha says:

his own son

5. samhitha says:

the beggar is a woman.

6. Tyler Zhu says:

1. Hi son….

7. vinay says:

A MILKMAN MAKES A PROFIT OF 20 % ON THE SALE OF MILK . IF HE WERE TO ADD 20 % WATER TO MILK , BY WHAT % WOULD HIS PROFIT WILL INCREASE ?

1. Assuming water comes for free, the milkman will gain 44% by selling the mixture of milk and water.

1. samhitha says:

is it not 20%?

suppose the actual cost of 100 litres of milk is 100 rs. but the person sells 100 ls for 120 rs .for the sale of 100 lr milk ,he gets 20 rs profit .Now suppose he sells only 80 ltrs of milk (20 ls is water),he must get a profit of only 16 rs but he gets profit of 20 rs for adding 20 ltrs of water.so the %increase in profit must be (20-16)/20 *100? . Did I go wrong anywhere?

2. samhitha says:

does 20 %of water imply 20%of amount of milk taken?

3. samhitha says:

does 20 %of water imply 20%of amount of milk taken?
if so i have another answer

2. chandan says:

100)
20+20+(20*20/1
00)
44%………

8. Abhishek says:

1-His son’s portrait

9. harshith says:

1. his own potrait
2. the beggar was female

10. Sandeep Baheti says:

1. Portrait was of the man’s son.
2. Beggar was a woman

11. nayana says:

his own portrait
the beggar was a female

12. nayana says:

his own portrait
the beggar had died or the beggar was a female

1. RANI says:

I thought the same

13. Nidhi Jain says:

1. His son or daughter
2. The Beggar is a female.

14. Prakash says:

his own son is in the picture
and
the bugger is a female

15. Arasu says:

1. His son
2. The Beggar is a female.

16. shilpi says:

the man is the son
the begger is the sister of the man’s son

17. Rajesh says:

That is his own Son’s portrait

18. Ameesha says:

1) the portrait is of his own son
2) the beggar must be a girl.

19. Harsha says:

The portrait is his own
The begger was a woman.

20. Ashish Modi says:

1. His own Son
2. The beggar is a lady

21. VIJIT says:

YES, SHALIN U R CORRECT

ANS. IS HIS SON.

22. aafreen says:

neice n nephew

23. shalin says:

his own son

24. anish says:

his own portrait