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All in the Family (Posted on 2008-05-26) Difficulty: 1 of 5

A man was so bothered by his wife's mother and brother that he opted for divorce. He remarries another woman, only to discover that his mother-in-law and brother-in-law remain the same. Seeking relief, he divorces once again, this time resolving to stay single. Nonetheless, he has the same brother-in-law.

How is this possible?

See The Solution Submitted by FrankM    
Rating: 2.1667 (6 votes)

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Some Thoughts Brianjn's solution | Comment 6 of 10 |
(In reply to re: Full solution by brianjn)

Brianjn wrote:

It is immaterial who the brother-in-law is just that he is married to the frustrated man's sister.

This ignores the first sentence in the problem, which gives the man's irritation at his brother-in-law as part of the reason for seeking a divorce.

Of course, Brianjn could credibly point out that divorce was no solution in this case, as the divorce did not fully to de-relate the irritating brother-in-law. However, I would counter that the obnoxious b-i-l has, indeed, been partly de-related. :-)


  Posted by FrankM on 2008-05-27 02:16:18
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