Family Ties: How Fast Can You Figure Out Who Mark Is To Mary?
June 10, 2019 21:07 By Fabiosa
A large family is a great joy not everyone is so lucky as to have one. On the one hand, you can always count on their support in happiness or sorrow. On the other, it becomes increasingly hard over the years to find enough time for each of the relatives.
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Close relatives know one another perfectly well, and their family ties couldn’t be clearer to them. But it can be a real struggle for an outsider. So, why not create an interesting puzzle to distract you from routine tasks for a moment and let you warm up your brain? We invite you to try and solve this one.
The condition seems too complicated, but it is actually rather simpler. You can solve this problem by building a small logical chain. We are sure that it didn’t take you long, and you already know the right answer. Still, why don’t you check yourself? To begin with, let’s divide the main condition into two easier ones.
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Part 1: Mark is …husband’s daughter’s brother
The “husband” is, in fact, a father who has a daughter and a son – Mark.
Part 2: Mark is Mary’s daughter’s aunt’s…
That makes the “aunt” the father’s wife, that is, Mark’s mother. She is an aunt to Mary’s daughter, so Mary is a sister to Mark's mother.
Conclusion: Mark is Mary’s nephew, isn't he?
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All kinds of logical puzzles are generally an excellent exercise for the mind. They can help us train our ability to concentrate, our analytical thinking, and attentiveness in a fun way.
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It is a mistake to believe that solving such problems is only for kids and adolescents. After all, the human brain needs training and development at any age. Such exercises can make your mind clearer and help you make better decisions faster. And without this, it is very difficult to successfully cope with the challenges of the modern world.
But let’s get back to our problem: how fast did you find the right answer? Please share your experience with us in the comments!