Ever since this riddle “2 fathers and 2 sons ate 3 eggs for breakfast” appeared online, many have tried to answer it and only few have been able to get its answer right.
(Don’t worry, “2 fathers and 2 sons ate 3 eggs for breakfast riddle” answer is included.)
2 fathers and 2 sons ate 3 eggs for breakfast,
and each of them ate a whole egg.
How is this possible?
The correct answer to 2 fathers and 2 sons ate 3 eggs for breakfast riddle is below :
There were two fathers and two sons. Generally people understand this riddle statement wrong and construe it as there are four people in total. But the information past this riddle statement mentions that 3 eggs were available and all of them got one egg. So this clearly implies that three men ate three eggs.
Now stands the problem of how two fathers and two sons could sum up to be four people. Here, the mentioning of two fathers and two sons is actually relational and not a counting. The only way 2 fathers and 2 sons can be 3 people is when they are related to each other in such a manner that 2 of could be called fathers(or sons).
This could be only the case when one of them is the grandfather and the other 2 are his son and grandson.
This could be even clear when we think of a person who has a son and his son has a son. He would be calling his son as son and his son would be calling his grandson as his son. Similarly the grandson would be calling the Oldman’s son as his father and his father would call the Oldman as his dad.
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