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Family Values (Posted on 2005-03-31) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Jon is Lorraine's brother,
Diane married Jon,
Diane is John's sister,
Lorraine married John,
Diane and Jon had seven grandchildren,
Diane and Jon had three children.
Lorraine and John had two children,
Lorraine and John had seven grandchildren.
Ricardo, one of Diane and Jon's children, and a cousin to Lorna-jane and Frasier, did not marry or have any children.
Diane and Jon had two other children - Juan and Suzi.
Lorraine and John had 2 children - Lorna-jane and Frasier.
Lorna-Jane married Juan and had 4 children,
Frasier married Suzi and had 3 children.
Lorraine and John had twins.
Frasier and Juan were cousins.
Suzi and Lorna-Jane were cousins.
Ricardo had a sister,
Lorna-Jane had a brother,
Frazier had a sister, Suzi had 2 brothers.

For the above relationships to exist, How many were there, grandparents, parents, children, cousins and siblings in all?

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Solution re(2): Family Values | Comment 3 of 52 |
(In reply to re: Family Values by Cyndie)

margorie said "This means four of the children married first cousins. Not possible."

I disagree.  It is very possible.  First of all, some of Suzi, Juan, Lorna-Jane, and Frazier could be adopted.  Then there would be no problem.  Or maybe the first cousins adopted the 7 grandkids (so they didn't actually procreate).  Plus, even if none of them were adopted, this scenario is POSSIBLE, just not legal (I think).

And since they refer to the grandkids (though they don't name them), I believe the answer is:

16 people total
16 siblings (since no one was an only-child, all were a sibling)
12 cousins (5 in the one generation and 7 in the other)
12 children (yes, I know the grandparents are children, but not within this set)
9 parents (4 in the one generation and 5 in the other)
4 grandparents

and a partridge in a pear tree =)

Edited on March 31, 2005, 7:53 pm
  Posted by nikki on 2005-03-31 19:52:50

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