# Thread: 'This mans father is my fathers son' puzzle.

1. ## 'This mans father is my fathers son' puzzle.

A man, pointing to a portrait, exclaimed, I have no sisters or brothers, but that man's father is my father's son.

The man whose portrait he was looking at was:
A) His father
B) His son
C) Himself
D) His uncle

Please detail how you deduced the answer! What was your methodology?

2. Originally Posted by Wilmer
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But OP. Look at this logically.

The 'my fathers son' part obviously is himself.

So rewrite the statement as.

That mans father is me.

So it's his son!

3. Originally Posted by Joker37
A man, pointing to a portrait, exclaimed, I have no (living) sisters or brothers, but that man's father is my father's son.

The man whose portrait he was looking at was:
A) His father
B) His son
C) Himself
D) His uncle

Please detail how you deduced the answer! What was your methodology?
He wouldn't have a chance of being a nephew ?
Someone with no brothers may previously have had one.