Someone’s mother has four sons; three are named North, East, and West. What’s the name of the fourth son?
Read the question carefully “Can u guess the name of the fourth son?”. The answer seeker is looking for a YES or NO, not the name of the fourth son. Don’t let these questions fool you, you are smarter than this.
The most accurate answer is as follows:
The very first line states, “someone’s mother has… ” and so on. From this, one can ascertain that the name of the fourth child is “someone”.
However, if one looks at the names of the other children (North, East, West), it seems very likely that the name of the fourth child is “South”, which is in keeping with the pattern (the cardinal directions).
And finally, the way the question is phrased, it seems that no matter what the name of the fourth son is, the answer to the question can only be ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
Since someone’s mother has four sons, North, West, and South, the name of the fourth son is someone. The correct answer is ‘someone‘. The question is a common riddle based on the mathematical topic called ‘sequences’. Read also: All paint by numbers
Someone’s mother has four sons
You might remember the last “viral” riddle that circulated on Facebook, Your Parents are at the Door. If you got the answer wrong, you had to post an embarrassing photo of yourself, and then post the riddle yourself. Well, now we have a new one flying around. It’s not particularly new, the riddle has been around for quite some time and has a few variations of the wording.
Here is the most common phrasing of the riddle that I found being shared.
Someone’s mother has four sons. North, South, and East. What is the name of the fourth son. Private message me the name of the fourth son. If you lose, you have to repost.