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#1 2013-08-11 23:03:38

Al-Allo
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quick logic question

Are the father of the son of NN and the son of the father of NN the same person ?

i say yes, and it's NN. Am i right ???


NN                                 Father

Son                                 NN

This how I imagined it. thanks

Last edited by Al-Allo (2013-08-11 23:04:00)

#2 2013-08-11 23:12:38

bobbym
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Re: quick logic question

Hi;

I would agree but let's wait for more input.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#3 2013-08-11 23:15:05

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Re: quick logic question

Ah ok.

Wait you mean from me or other members?

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#4 2013-08-11 23:20:03

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Re: quick logic question

Yeah, I would think they are both NN.


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#5 2013-08-11 23:21:08

Al-Allo
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Re: quick logic question

Good ! Sadly i don't have the solution ^^

#6 2013-08-12 00:06:20

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Re: quick logic question

I'm not sure that's necessarily true. NN could be a woman and, therefore, the mother of "the son of NN". The father of "the son of NN" would then be her husband/spouse/whatever. Then the son of the father of NN would be NN's brother and, therefore, the uncle of "the son of NN" and the brother-in-law of "the father of the son of NN".

Presumably the use of the word "the" excludes the other possibility that "the father of NN" had many sons, and - therefore - one of them was NN's brothers.

Last edited by Au101 (2013-08-12 00:06:41)

#7 2013-08-12 02:29:54

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Re: quick logic question

I don't think the problem was meant to be that complicated lol But it's good to try, and like bobbym said, wait for more people to answer.

#8 2013-08-12 02:47:58

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Hi;

Au101 brings up some possibilities I did not think of and has a point.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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