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Two Fathers and Two Sons

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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28 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

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.

mariano says
November 16, 2020 @ 14:39

it doesent?

Dallas says
January 15, 2021 @ 09:12

My teacher read it to me I loved it

taim says
February 3, 2021 @ 01:14

son ,father ,grandson

Unknown says
February 11, 2021 @ 16:03

The grandfather, the father, and the son

Whatisdisriddle says
March 8, 2021 @ 03:19

Bruh what da

rituparn says
June 5, 2021 @ 12:34

answer could be two as well. Two fathers on the boat are required that’s all, since all fathers are sons, but not all sons are father. So even 2 will do

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