August 16th Brain Teaser Solution

Brain Teasers: A brain teaser is a form of puzzle that requires thought to solve. It often requires thinking in unconventional ways with given constraints in mind; sometimes it also involves lateral thinking. Logic puzzles and riddles are specific types of brain teasers. Today's can be found below....

The Teaser

1. John wonders, "If Raymond's son is my son's father, how am I related to Raymond?"

2. Sarah went to get her drivers license. When asked her age, she replied: "My age today is three times what it will be three years from now minus three times what my age was three years ago." How old is Sarah?

3. Hi! Ma and Pa told me I'd better say that all the two-letter words in this paragraph have something in common or else! What's the common factor here?

The Solution

1. John is Raymond's son.

2. Sarah is 18. If she is 18, then three times her age three years from now would be 21*3 (63). Three times her age three years ago would be 15*3 (45). Subtract 45 from 63 and she is 18.

3. All the two-letter-words are state abbreviations; HI, Hawaii, MA, Massachusetts, PA, Pennsylvania, ME, Maine, IN, Indiana, OR, Oregon.

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