Two fathers and two sons go fishing together in the same boat. They all catch a fish but the total catch for the day is three fish. How is this possible?
There are three men: A grandfather, a father (the grandfather’s son) and the father’s son.
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22 Comments on "Two Fathers and Two Sons"
Rebecca says March 6, 2015 @ 23:33
Its a father, his son, and his grandson
Dezerae_rocks says March 12, 2015 @ 18:26
I like that,my teacher told me that one.
Bob crush says May 28, 2015 @ 03:46
His grandfather, the father , the son
Skylar smith says August 1, 2015 @ 00:15
This is confusing
Mattyboy says August 17, 2015 @ 22:38
So the grandfather is a daughter? Otherwise there would be 2 fathers and 3 sons if we are just counting how many fathers and sons there are. You can’t just not count one.
Katarina Barraza says November 16, 2015 @ 17:57
Oh my gosh. You people just don’t get it do you. It’s so simple to understand if you take the time in silence to really think about really hard.
Katarina Barraza says November 16, 2015 @ 17:58
Think about it* really hard.
larissa ingram says May 19, 2016 @ 14:20
so it says and two fathers so there are actually three its trying to trick you there are two sons because the youngest is the son of the father and then the father is the son of the grandfather of the youngest and the the grandfather is a father and so is the father of the youngest so 2 fathers which are the grandfather of the youngest and the father of the youngest and the two sons the youngest is a son and the father of the youngest is the son of the grandfather of the youngest try to make since out of that its hard to explain.
Nashii says September 3, 2016 @ 05:49
Lol the father his son and his sons son…
Chris says September 7, 2016 @ 06:50
It’s not that difficult to explain its just three generations simples
Mohammed arafat says October 6, 2016 @ 12:40
Oooo yeah!!! The same question came in my book and from 2 hours I an not getting it. But it came like (TWO SONS AND TWO FATHERS GO TO THE CINEMA TO WATCH A FILM.THEY ALL SEE THE SAME FILM AT THE SAME TIME,BUT THEY ONLY HAVE TO BUY THREE TICKETS.WHAT IS THE EXPLANATION?).I thought the fathers re twin brothers hah!.
sumeya borana says December 5, 2016 @ 21:51
its really confusing
Vincent Lee says December 23, 2016 @ 11:08
There could be an absurd answer. ie.One of the fish took two bait. Hence, two line landed a single fish. It happened during one of my fishing trip many years ago.
Kai says January 20, 2017 @ 02:30
I have to support Mattybo. If there are 3 male fishermen then there are three sons too unless one of the men hasn’t been born to a mother. It’s not stated that the fathers of the two sons are actually in the boat too.
Anna_ awesome says April 10, 2017 @ 13:15
Easy one was a grandfather
Aseel AND I NEED HELP PLEASE says September 17, 2018 @ 09:40
I HAVE ONE THAT SAYS ( Two sons and two fathers go to the cinema together to watch the same film , They all see the same movie in the same time but they only need to buy 3 tickets What is the explentation ) DAMN BOOK PLEASE ANSWER PLEEAAASEEE
Dan says September 17, 2018 @ 17:09
@Aseel The same answer works
Chanu says October 13, 2018 @ 12:40
In a house there are one grandfather and two fathers and two sons then how members in a house
Gary says May 17, 2019 @ 07:39
Theres only 2 men.. reason behind if their were 3 men the riddle would read 3 sons and 2 fathers went fishing. There was a fish left over.
I get this says April 23, 2020 @ 19:29
I get this riddle.
Someperson says May 16, 2020 @ 08:40
A father and 2 sons. There are one father but shared by 2 sons, if you get what I mean.
Anthony says June 8, 2020 @ 20:21
The question tries exploit the strict definition of a father or son
All males are technically sons, as they are all born.
Therefore it could simply be that 2 fathers (of children who aren’t there) and one other man (all 3 of them are sons) are on a fishing trip.
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