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Best Answer tammie, 20 May 2013 - 03:19 PM

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#1 BMAD

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:05 AM

Lajwanti of village Lajpur was a young, demure, and lively woman.  Sarita, her neighbor, asked her once, on seeing her with a gentleman, "What is your relationship with the gentleman who accompanied you?"

 

Lajwanti replied, "I will neither tell you his name nor my relations with him.  I will, however, reveal that his mother-in-law and my mother-in-law are mother and daughter."  How were these two related to each other?


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:19 PM   Best Answer

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:54 PM

First I thought that she was with her sister-in-law's son's wife.  However, that would have been if order didn't matter.  Upon re-reading it, I am going to have to go with she is with her father-in-law. 


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 08:26 AM

I think I finally see where the answer comes from, but couldn't it also be interpreted that Lajwanti's mother in law is a sibling of the gentlemen's wife, thereby making the gentlemen an uncle-in-law toward Lajwanti (if that makes sense)?

 

I've thought about this one for awhile, so I might just be over-thinking it.


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:51 AM

family matrix.png

 

here is a poorly drawn sketch of what i feel the problem means.  I would be interested in the family tree of what you mean.  It is possible, but i would like the visual to help it make sense.


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