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#1 brhan

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 08:32 PM

There is a family party consisting of two fathers, two mothers, two sons, one father-in-law, one mother-in-law, one daughter-in-law, one grandfather, one grandmother and one grandson.

Now, the question is what is the minimum number of persons required so that this is possible?
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#2 GIJeff

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 08:37 PM

There is a family party consisting of two fathers, two mothers, two sons, one father-in-law, one mother-in-law, one daughter-in-law, one grandfather, one grandmother and one grandson.

Now, the question is what is the minimum number of persons required so that this is possible?


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#3 Enlightened

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:20 PM

There is a family party consisting of two fathers, two mothers, two sons, one father-in-law, one mother-in-law, one daughter-in-law, one grandfather, one grandmother and one grandson.

Now, the question is what is the minimum number of persons required so that this is possible?

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#4 bonanova

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:30 PM

Spoiler for Looks like
Now I've read Elightened's post.
He has a better answer.

In fact, following his reasoning the puzzle could be made a lot tougher:
Two grandmothers, two grandfathers, two grandsons, two granddaughters,
two great grandsons, two great granddaughters, etc... ;)
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#5 Karthic

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:33 PM

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There is a family party consisting of two fathers, two mothers, two sons, one father-in-law, one mother-in-law, one daughter-in-law, one grandfather, one grandmother and one grandson.

Now, the question is what is the minimum number of persons required so that this is possible?


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#6 statman

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:44 PM

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There is a family party consisting of two fathers, two mothers, two sons, one father-in-law, one mother-in-law, one daughter-in-law, one grandfather, one grandmother and one grandson.

Now, the question is what is the minimum number of persons required so that this is possible?

I can't get the indents to work to make this look nice :blush:

Edited by statman, 05 March 2008 - 10:49 PM.

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#7 toddpeak

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 11:03 PM

Or just one schizo. Two if you don't think a schizo can change genders.
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#8 brhan

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 11:07 PM

Just a clarification. All the relationships are within the people attending the family party. It should be included in the original post, but I thought it is obvious.
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 05:57 AM

Spoiler for Family fest

Edited by storm, 06 March 2008 - 06:00 AM.

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