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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?

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Solution Solution | Comment 9 of 10 |

Let us denote the man, his former wife and former wife's brother  respectively by m, w and b.

m remarried w's sister(s) and b is married to m's suster t.

Now, b is the brother of  w and s, and b is t's husband.

Accordingly, even though m divorces s, he is still related to b through his sister t.

Consequently, b is still m's brother in law. 

Edited on November 11, 2008, 11:56 pm
  Posted by K Sengupta on 2008-11-11 17:01:15

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