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Ok I am bored so here are a riddle for ya'll

A woman has 7 children, half of them are boys.

How can this be possible?

 
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um... is it half and only half? If not, then as long as she had at least 4 boys, then half would be boys (you didn't say anything about the other half!) Similarly, I guess you never said she had ONLY 7 children ... maybe she has 8 and has 4 boys?

Just a wild guess, though it seems kind of contrived to me...

 
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Originally Posted by girl_geek

um... is it half and only half? If not, then as long as she had at least 4 boys, then half would be boys (you didn't say anything about the other half!) Similarly, I guess you never said she had ONLY 7 children ... maybe she has 8 and has 4 boys?
Just a wild guess, though it seems kind of contrived to me...




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Keep trying you brianiacs!
 
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7 + 1 (the mother) = 8

4 boy children

3 girl children

1 mother

 
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Originally Posted by Tony(admin) BINGO, Janelle wins the prize today. Moderator for a day! lmao Really? Wow... That was a guess out of left field! lol I actually didn't think it made sense, but what the heck... lol So I guess I'm not a mod tomorrow??? lol
 

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3 boys

3 girls

1 hermaphrodite(sp?). lol!

 
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How is this different than my answer that at least 4 must be boys?


EDIT: I meant to quote Janelle's answer here...

 
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Originally Posted by girl_geek

How is this different than my answer that at least 4 must be boys?

EDIT: I meant to quote Janelle's answer here...




Cuz, it wasn't just 4 boys and you didn't say that "maybe she has 8 and has 4 boys?"
It was 7, not just 4 lol

 
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Originally Posted by Tony(admin) Cuz, it wasn't just 4 boys and you didn't say that "maybe she has 8 and has 4 boys?"
It was 7, not just 4 lol

The maybe she has 8 kids part was a second guess! lol
Anyways, of course I'm not mad or anything, I just don't see the logic of how 4/7 being boys (over half) is different than 7/7!
I'm just being annoying!

 
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Okay, I have one...

Brothers and sisters I have none but this mans father is my fathers son.

Who is "this man"?

 

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