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Ok well, maybe thats not the case, but one things for sure-- the riddles our staff have found and compiled on this site are definitely one of the best collections of family riddles on the net. This comprehensive group of riddles includes everything from simple little family riddles, to uncommon family riddles and even trick questions.

While these family riddles are actually about families, they can also be a great way for loved ones to connect and have a little fun with their families at a backyard BBQ or holiday gathering.

Make sure to include some of these family riddles at your next family function! Some may be a little bit of a challenge but dont worry, if Uncle Ricky is stumped, theres a show answer button below each riddle.

## The Third Child Riddle

Johnnys mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third childs name?

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## Blue Eyes Riddle

Both of my parents have brown eyes, as do I. My brother and my wife have blue eyes. Using the simple brown-blue model (two genes; a brown gene dominates blue gene), what are the chances of my first child having blue eyes?

Hint: Given my brother's blue eyes, what are the odds on my pair of eye-color genes?

1 in 3.

Since my brother has blue eyes (bb), both of my parents carry one brown and one blue gene (Bb). The three possibilities for my genotype, equally likely, are BB, Bb, and bB. Thus, there is a 2/3 chance that I carry a blue gene.

If I carry a blue gene, there is a 50% chance I will pass it on to my first child (and, obviously, 0% if I carry two brown genes).

Since my child will certainly get a blue gene from my wife, my gene will determine the eye color.

Multiplying the probabilities of those two independent events, there is a chance of 1/2 x 2/3 = 1/3 of my passing on a blue gene.

YES NO

Since my brother has blue eyes (bb), both of my parents carry one brown and one blue gene (Bb). The three possibilities for my genotype, equally likely, are BB, Bb, and bB. Thus, there is a 2/3 chance that I carry a blue gene.

If I carry a blue gene, there is a 50% chance I will pass it on to my first child (and, obviously, 0% if I carry two brown genes).

Since my child will certainly get a blue gene from my wife, my gene will determine the eye color.

Multiplying the probabilities of those two independent events, there is a chance of 1/2 x 2/3 = 1/3 of my passing on a blue gene.

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## Chances Of A 2nd Girl Riddle

Tipli and Pikli are a married couple (dont ask me who he is and who she is)

They have two children, one of the child is a boy. Assume safely that the probability of each gender is 1/2.

What is the probability that the other child is also a boy?

They have two children, one of the child is a boy. Assume safely that the probability of each gender is 1/2.

What is the probability that the other child is also a boy?

Hint: It is not 1/2 as you would first think.

1/3

This is a famous question in understanding conditional probability, which simply means that given some information you might be able to get a better estimate.

The following are possible combinations of two children that form a sample space in any earthly family:

Boy - Girl

Girl - Boy

Boy - Boy

Girl - Girl

Since we know one of the children is a boy, we will drop the girl-girl possibility from the sample space.

This leaves only three possibilities, one of which is two boys. Hence the probability is 1/3

YES NO

This is a famous question in understanding conditional probability, which simply means that given some information you might be able to get a better estimate.

The following are possible combinations of two children that form a sample space in any earthly family:

Boy - Girl

Girl - Boy

Boy - Boy

Girl - Girl

Since we know one of the children is a boy, we will drop the girl-girl possibility from the sample space.

This leaves only three possibilities, one of which is two boys. Hence the probability is 1/3

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## Father's Sister's Sister-in-law Be To You

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## A Special Holiday

Parties and fun while dancing the hora.

Spinning tops to play with and good things to eat.

Which holiday is this for you and your family?

Spinning tops to play with and good things to eat.

Which holiday is this for you and your family?

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## Granny's Gifts Riddle

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## Which Did They See Riddle

There were 2 children, the son and the daughter. The daughter was born on January 20th and the son was born on March 12th. Both of them were born in the morning. Which one did their parents see first?

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## A Penguin's Favorite Aunt Riddle

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## 6 Girls Riddle

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## Family You Choose Riddle

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