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The Man in the Picture

A man is looking at a picture of a man on the wall and states, “Brothers and sisters I have none, but this man’s father is my father’s son.”

Who is the man in the picture in relation to the man looking at the picture?

The man in the picture is his son. Since he doesn’t have any brothers or sisters, the statement my father’s son is himself. A shortened version would be this man’s father is myself, so he is the father of the man in the picture.

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56 Comments on "The Man in the Picture"

Vaibhav says
April 14, 2018 @ 10:14

HIS SON is the answer

rgc says
May 5, 2018 @ 02:33

There is only ONE correct answer. Not two. And the CORRECT answer is that the man is looking at a photograph of his son. THINK about it, people. It’s not advanced music theory!

Arun says
January 17, 2019 @ 00:02

There are 2 possibilities, neither of which is himself.
(1) His son
(2) His nephew

Tomm says
March 1, 2019 @ 00:38

There are not 2 possibilities, as Arun claims. The answer is it’s his son. It can’t be his nephew because he has no brothers or sisters, therefore no nephews or nieces.

LIZA says
August 20, 2019 @ 11:16

come on…. the answer is simple… he is looking at a picture of himself!

Jackson earle says
February 18, 2020 @ 02:08

It’s himself
You can’t be your own father and it’s says “MY fathers son” MY not his

Dan says
February 18, 2020 @ 08:04

@Jackson earle My father’s son is indeed himself, but he says this man’s father is himself.

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