I need the answer to the question. I've translated it and still can't figure it out.

# I need the answer to the question. I've translated it and still can't figure it out.

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En un automóvil Toyota viajan dos padres y dos hijos. ¿Cuántas personas viajan en el automóvil?

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updated OCT 24, 2009
posted by goddesscarlye

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I've got it, 3 people!. Number 1 is the father of Number 2, who is the father of Number 3. Number 1 & 2 are fathers and Nos. 2 & 3 are sons.

updated OCT 24, 2009
posted by 00515f39
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There is more than one answer to the way the question is stated. 3 and 4 in my opinion. If the questioner stated that it was a riddle, or the number of passengers is odd, or the answer is not the obvious 4 or even what is the minimum number of people travelling then the exact nature of the question would have been made clearer. Otherwise it looks like a simple homework question.

updated OCT 24, 2009
edited by Eddy
posted by Eddy
A simple homework question. Teachers were simpler than this when I went to school in the last century. Glad thats behind me. - Moe, OCT 24, 2009
Estoy de acuerdo. - sunshinzmommie, OCT 24, 2009
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I think it is a straight answer of four seeing if you can count 2+2 in Spanish. Unless you count "jack" in the boot (or trunk), then it is five, hehe.

updated OCT 24, 2009
posted by Eddy
"Jack" Inthetrunk. Yes, I think he is related to Jack Inthebox. How did this pop up?? - Moe, OCT 24, 2009
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I am thinking *four** unless the sentence riddles asked this...."True or False: En un automóvil Toyota viajan dos padres y dos hijos, per hay tres personas viajan en el automóvil. And then the answer was true." Or something like that.....I believe the way it is stated, there could be multiple answers depending on your thought process. jeje, what a brain-waker-upper!

updated OCT 24, 2009
posted by sunshinzmommie
Eddy is around today -- maybe he can solve the case. - Daniel, OCT 24, 2009
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O.K., Daniel. But, dos "padres" or parents = mom + pop. Then, 1 set padres (2 persons) + 2 kids = 4. Whaddya think?? -

updated OCT 24, 2009
posted by Moe
Seems like "both parents" would be "ambos padres" then mom + pop would be correct. It is a riddle and a play on words. Who knows what is correct until we get a answer. - Daniel, OCT 24, 2009
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I say 6 people:

• 2 sets of parents = 4
• Each set of parents has 1 child (2 boys or one boy one girl) = 2

So the total is 6 (4 adults and 2 kids)

updated OCT 24, 2009
posted by Daniel
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4 (Cuatro) Is this a trick question?

updated OCT 24, 2009
edited by 00515f39
posted by 00515f39
There is more to it than that. The answers are never that easy and I have to try and explain the answer once I figure it out. - goddesscarlye, OCT 24, 2009
Looking forward to hearing the answer...... - 00515f39, OCT 24, 2009
I've got it, 3 people!. Number 1 is the father of Number 2, who is the father of Number 3. Number 1 & 2 are fathers and Nos. 2 & 3 are hijos. - 00515f39, OCT 24, 2009
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Por cierto es un acertijo:

En conjunta, hay dos personas

En esta suma cada sumando es una persona y:

Una persona = un padre = un hijo y:

Una persona + Una persona = dos personas

updated OCT 24, 2009
edited by Izanoni1
posted by Izanoni1
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