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Brothers and Sisters (Posted on 2002-12-30) Difficulty: 2 of 5
There is a man looking at someone's picture and says:

Brothers and Sisters I have none,
but this man's father is my father's son.

Whose picture is the man looking at?

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Solution Riddle Resolution | Comment 53 of 54 |
(In reply to answer by K Sengupta)

Let us call the individual looking at the picture as V, and V is looking at X's picture (say). 

Since V is a male, who does not have any brothers or sisters, it follows that V's father's son must be V himself.

Accordingly, in terms of the third line, it now follows that X is a male and X's father is V.

Therefore, X is the son of V, and consequently, the man is looking at the picture of his son.

Edited on May 21, 2008, 2:29 pm
  Posted by K Sengupta on 2008-04-01 13:29:06

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