# 7 men have 7 wives, each man and wife have 7 children, what's the total number of people? answer

This viral math Quiz ' seven men have seven wives' almost blow the internet. It is circulating on social media especially on WhatsApp and Facebook.

## 7 men have 7 wives, each man and wife have 7 children, what's the total number of people? answer |

At a glance, you might be tempted to give the wrong answer, have you attempted the quiz?

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## 7 men have 7 wives, each man and wife have 7 children, what's the total number of people? answer

Here's how I will solve the 'what is the total number of people?' Viral math Quiz.

I will solve the first part ( seven men have seven wives).

Second part ( Each man and each wife have seven children).

Third part ( the final question 'how many people are there?').

Solution

The first thing is to interpret the English version of the quiz.

The first part says Seven men have seven wives.

This means they're 14 people.

That's 7men + 7 wives = 14 people.

The second part says each man and each wife have 7 children.

They're seven men and each and each man has seven children. This means 7× 7 = 49.

They're also seven wives' and each wife has 7 children, this means 7× 7 = 49.

So, the part Will be 49 people + 49 people = 98 people.

Final question: What's the total number of people?

I will sum all the people gotten from the solving above.

It will be 14 people + 98 people = 112 people.

Therefore the correct answer to the viral math problem " 7 men have seven wives' is 112.

Do you have a different view?

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The first issue in the question is the understanding of the language used in posing the question.

ReplyDeleteIn reaction to the answers, the answer 112 is wrong while 63 as answer correct consideting the language phraseology inthe question.

The question reads

"7 men have 7 wives, each man and wife have 7 children, what's the total number of people?"

The material element of the understanding of the question lies in the part that reads, "... each man and wife...." not, "... each man and each wife..."

The person who got 112 rephrased the question introducing another element being,"...each man and each wife..." which changed the sense completely.

Thanks for this clear explanation and interpretation of the Question.

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