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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.

## Mary Has 4 Daughters Riddle

Mary has four daughters, and each of her daughters has one brother. How many children does Mary have?

Hint:

Mary has four daughters. Let x be the daughter.

Four daughters mean - x + x + x + x

Each of her daughters has one brother - let y be the son.

Total children => x + x + x + x + y. => 5

She has Total 5 children, all of her daughters have the same 1 brother.

YES NO

Four daughters mean - x + x + x + x

Each of her daughters has one brother - let y be the son.

Total children => x + x + x + x + y. => 5

She has Total 5 children, all of her daughters have the same 1 brother.

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## When Jake Was 9 Years Old Riddle

When Jake was 9 years old, Alice was 3 times younger than him. Now Jake is 30 years old, how old is Alice?

Hint:

Alice is now 3.

Alice wasn't born yet when Jake was 9 (3x9=27)

Jake is now 30 and Alice is 3

YES NO

Alice wasn't born yet when Jake was 9 (3x9=27)

Jake is now 30 and Alice is 3

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## A Girl Has Many Brothers And Sisters Riddle

A girl has as many brothers as sisters, but each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there in the family?

Hint: Be sure to count the sisters and brothers in total and in terms of their own number of siblings.

4 daughters (sisters) and 3 sons (brothers)

A girl has as many brothers as sisters : If one of the daughters count her siblings, she would count - 3 sisters (3 remaining daughters in the family) and her 3 brothers (3 Sons in the family). So, it makes the statement true that the girl has as many brothers as sisters.

Each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters. This means, when one of the sons count his siblings, it would be 2 brothers (remaining 2 sons of the family) and 4 sisters (All 4 daughters in the family). 2 is the half of 4. It agrees to the condition that

each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters.

Therefore the answer is :

The family has 4 daughters (sisters) and 3 sons (brothers).

YES NO

A girl has as many brothers as sisters : If one of the daughters count her siblings, she would count - 3 sisters (3 remaining daughters in the family) and her 3 brothers (3 Sons in the family). So, it makes the statement true that the girl has as many brothers as sisters.

Each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters. This means, when one of the sons count his siblings, it would be 2 brothers (remaining 2 sons of the family) and 4 sisters (All 4 daughters in the family). 2 is the half of 4. It agrees to the condition that

each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters.

Therefore the answer is :

The family has 4 daughters (sisters) and 3 sons (brothers).

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## A Woman Had 2 Sons Riddle

A woman had two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same year. But they were not twins. How could this be so?

Hint:

## Mike Mom Has Three Sons Riddle

Hint:

The correct answer is mike.

4 sons name:

1. Penny

2. Nickel

3. Dime

4. Mike

YES NO

4 sons name:

1. Penny

2. Nickel

3. Dime

4. Mike

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## Mr And Mrs Mustard Have 6 Daughters Riddle

Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters, and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family?

Hint:

There are nine Mustards in the family. Since each daughter shares the same brother, there are six girls, one boy and Mr. and Mrs. Mustard.

YES NO

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## If Lupitas Daughter Riddle

Lupita's dad has 5 daughters, Lisa, Laura, Liza and Lolo. What is the name of the other daughter missing?

Hint:

The answer to 'If Lupita's dad's daughter' riddle is Lupita herself. The key to this simple riddle is the very first line of the riddle. In the first line of this riddle, it is stated that "Lupita's dad has 5 daughters".

In the subsequent list, "Lisa, Laura, Liza and Lolo," Lupita's name is missing. When the final part of the riddle asks who the fifth daughter is, some people get confused and think that the answer is in the last part itself.

However, if one pays attention, then they will immediately realize that the list is about Lupita's dad's daughters. Hence Lupita herself is the name missed out from the list. Its all just wordplay, but anyone can be tricked if they do not pay attention to the nuances of the riddle.

YES NO

In the subsequent list, "Lisa, Laura, Liza and Lolo," Lupita's name is missing. When the final part of the riddle asks who the fifth daughter is, some people get confused and think that the answer is in the last part itself.

However, if one pays attention, then they will immediately realize that the list is about Lupita's dad's daughters. Hence Lupita herself is the name missed out from the list. Its all just wordplay, but anyone can be tricked if they do not pay attention to the nuances of the riddle.

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## Mom And Dad Have Four Daughters

Mom and dad have four daughters, and each daughter has one brother.

How many people are in the family?

How many people are in the family?

Hint:

## I Have 3 Brothers Riddle

Hint:

Option B. 4 ...If "I" is female than every brother can not have 3 brothers then each has only two brothers

And if each brother has 3 brothers then the female must say I have four brothers.

YES NO

And if each brother has 3 brothers then the female must say I have four brothers.

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## A Man And His Boss Have The Same Parents Riddle

Hint:

## Three Doctors Said That Robert Was Their Brother Riddle

Hint:

## April May June Riddle

Billy's mom had 4 children. The 1st one was April, the 2nd was May, and the 3rd was June. What was the 4th child named?

Hint:

## A Boy Has As Many Sisters As Brothers Riddle

A boy has as many sisters as brothers, but each sister has only half as many sisters as brothers. How many brothers and sisters are there in the family?

Hint:

Four brothers and three sisters.

Every boy will have 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Every girl will have 4 brothers and 2 (half of the number of brothers) sisters.

YES NO

Every boy will have 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Every girl will have 4 brothers and 2 (half of the number of brothers) sisters.

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## 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?

Hint:

## 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

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