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Since there has been no breach of marriage law, how can you explain such a relationship?

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Carl Jones introduced Roger Smith to his friend as his Uncle Roger. Roger Smith introduced Carl Jones to his friend as his Uncle Carl.
"If you are uncles to each other," queried one of the friends, "you must also be nephews to each other."
"That's correct," replied Carl.
Since there has been no breach of marriage law, how can you explain such a relationship?

posted Jul 9, 2015 by Prachi Sharma

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Suppose a divorced or widowed woman A has a son C & woman B has a son D...
A marries D and B marries C and both couples have a son. A&D has a son named Carl Jones and B&C has a sone named Roger Smith.
Now, Carl Jones is step brother of C (being sons of A) and Roger Smith is step brother of D (being sons of B)... So, Carl Jones is uncle of Roger Smith being brother of his father C and Roger is uncle of Carl being brother of his father D and they both are nephews to each other too.

solution Dec 29, 2015 by anonymous



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