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?

 

Leave your answers below as comments. If you have more such puzzles based on family relationships, post them as comments below.

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33 thoughts to “A man on a park bench”

  1. 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}

    [I DO KNOW THE ANSWER]

    1. 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

  2. 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. 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?

    1. %Increase in profit+ %water added+(%incerese in profit*%addition of water/
      100)
      20+20+(20*20/1
      00)
      44%………

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