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Today’s Challenge: This sly riddle has people confused

It is of vital importance to work your brain out as much as your body, and this sly riddle will help you to do just that! Most of us remember to eat a healthy diet and spend some time working our bodies out as we should. However, we tend to ignore the most important part of our body- the brain! We have an incredibly tricky riddle for you today and it’ll get that brain pumping!

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A Sly Riddle a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Okay, maybe that’s not entirely the case, but it can’t hurt! And we have the perfect riddle to test your noggin today. Riddles might seem a bit childish to some of you, but they have been around forever. In fact, the oldest known riddle dates back to 1650 BC and is a very tricky math problem. While today’s riddle isn’t going to be anywhere nearly as complicated or mind-boggling as the one from 1650 BC, it is still a pretty sly riddle.

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Ready to give your brain a thorough workout? Take a look at the riddle below and try to solve it in under 30 seconds. If you can get this right in the time allotted, you can congratulate yourself! Rumour has it only 2% of people who attempt this sly riddle end up getting the answer correct. Let’s see how you do.

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The riddle reads: “If Linda’s daughter is my daughter’s mother, how am I related to Linda?” To solve this, you will need to start from the basic understanding of familial relations. Who is related to whom? And how? You have 30 seconds, good luck!

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Remember, the key is to find out how you are related to Linda in the sly riddle above. Time is almost up, have you got it figured out yet?

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Answer Revealed

Alright, time is up! How do you think you did with this tricky brain teaser? If you took the full 30 seconds to come up with the answer, there’s nothing wrong with that. It never hurts to make sure you are correct by going over your work. If you have your answer, let’s compare and see if we got the same thing.

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If you answered that you would be Linda’s son-in-law, you are correct! How did we get to that conclusion? Well, if Linda’s daughter is the mother of my child, Linda’s daughter would be my wife. My wife would be the mother to my child. If Linda is my wife’s mother, that makes me Linda’s son-in-law. It’s rather simple when you think about it like that. Did you get it right? Let us know in the comments! And if you liked this sly riddle, you’ll love these other brain teasers:

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Sources:

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  1. Oldest Known Riddle.” Good Riddles Now
Jade Small
Freelance Writer
Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years of experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13-year-old boy.
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