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#1 choppa

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 02:02 PM

i'm celebrating my birthday today,,,

in the celebration party i have

my mother,,,,my father,,my grand mother,,my grandfather,,my brother,, my sister,,my uncle,,my aunty,,my nephew,,my niece

the table is set for 8 people,,,, and the cake is also cut into 8 equal pieces

funny tho',,, all are seated and all eat 1 piece of cake

who's who???????
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#2 unreality

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 10:14 PM

my mother,,,,my father,,my grand mother,,my grandfather,,my brother,, my sister,,my uncle,,my aunty,,my nephew,,my niece ||||||||| 8 people total



grandmother and grandfather are the mother and father of your aunt and uncle, which are your brother and sister. Thats 6 people. For both brother and sister to be aunt and uncle as well, each of them must have one kid... the aunt has a daughter, and the uncle has a son, or vice versa

am i right?

if i am, the use of "my" was bad, since these are not the right relations to you after all. Puzzles like these usally say "a mother, a father, a nephew, etc, were present" not "my XXX, my XXX, etc" because then there is really 10 ppl there
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#3 bonanova

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 07:41 AM

Assuming that two halves make a whole ...
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#4 unreality

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 11:12 PM

nice one bonanova!
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