7 men had 7 wives. Each man and each wife had 7 children.

Hard Riddle: 7 Men Have 7 Wives. Each Man And Each Wife Have 7 Children. What’s The Total Number Of People?

We have two differant solution for this riddle. Let’s look the all answer step by step.

 

Answer 1  Solution 1: 

7 men’s have 7 wives , so that will be 7 + 7 = 14.
Then, each wife got 7 children more, so that will be 7 x 7 = 49.
Then we add the children to the men’s and wives and we get 49 + 14 = 63.
So total number of people is 63.

 

Answer 2  Solution 2: 

For children: 7 Men * 7 Wives * 7 Child = 343 people

For Wives: 7 Men * 7 Wives = 49 people

For Men: 7 Men = 7 people

Let’s find the sum of all people.

343 + 49 + 7 = 399 People


22 Replies to “7 men had 7 wives. Each man and each wife had 7 children.”

  1. 7 MEN @ 7 CHILDREN =8PEOPLE X 7=56
    7WIVES@7CHILDREN=8PEOPLE X7=56
    THEN;
    TOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE= 56+56=112PEOPLE
    TOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE =112

      1. 7 men + 7wives= 14
        Each man and wife 7 children
        Each couple 7 children *7= 49
        49+14=63
        Another option, 7men +7wives= 14
        Each man and each wife 7 children,
        Each man, 7children =49
        Each women, 7 children=49
        49+49+14=112

    1. It didn’t say ‘7 men had 7 wives each’ that would have been 1 man having 7 wives, So 7 men having 7 wives, mean 1 man and his wife.

      1. lol? it didn’t even say that “each man have 7 wives” it says “7 men have 7 wives” people who think this hard enough would conclude that there are 7 couples and each couple has 14 children (since it says EACH MAN and EACH WIFE has 7 children” so no, he’s correct. please do check your answer.

  2. The answer is 21 people.
    A man and a wife representing a couple. There are 7 couples altogether and each couple with a child. Therefore, 7+7+7=21
    Simple

  3. The answer is 21 people.
    A man and a wife representing a couple. There are 7 couples altogether and each couple with a child. Therefore, 7+7+7=21
    Simple

  4. The key is how many kids the men had, we know that the 7 men each had 7 kids or 49 total kids. The question then becomes is it 1 wife or 7 wives for each husband. If it’s 7 wives each, that’s 49 wives each having 7 kids or 343 total kids. Well I am no math wiz but 49 kids does not equal 343 kids. Who could have fathered these kids, there are no other men mentioned? However, if it’s 1 wife each, that’s 7 wives each having 7 kids or 49 total kids just like the men.
    7 men + 7 wives + 49 kids = 63 total people
    p.s. If Solution 2 is going to calculate the wives’ kids based upon how the problem is written, 7m X 7w X 7k = 343wk then it should also calculate the men’s kids the same way, 7m X 7k= 49mk and add them to the equation. Solution 2 should be 7m + 49w + 343wk+ 49mk = 448 total people.

  5. 7 men +7wives=14
    Each man and each wife have 7children =7*7=49 +14=63 people. Meaning each couple have 7 children.
    Another solution, 7men and 7wives= 14
    Each man have 7 children =7*7=49
    Each woman have 7 children =7*7=49 total 14+49+49=112

  6. The key is how many kids the men had, we know that the 7 men each had 7 kids or 49 total kids. The question then becomes is it 1 wife or 7 wives for each husband. If it’s 7 wives each, that’s 49 wives each having 7 kids or 343 total kids. Well I am no math wiz but 49 kids does not equal 343 kids. Who could have fathered these kids, there are no other men mentioned? However, if it’s 1 wife each, that’s 7 wives each having 7 kids or 49 total kids just like the men.
    7 men + 7 wives + 49 kids = 63 total people

  7. The tricks in this riddle are: the title “wife” and terms ‘each’ and ‘HAVE’

    The riddle states:
    Part A
    1. 7 wives: note; not 7 women
    2. 7 men: note; not 7 husbands
    Part B
    1. Each man and Each wife HAVE 7 children: note; not HAS
    Key word there, is HAVE which points out plural(couple) possessiveness.
    Had it been HAS then we would have drawn out that every man separately and every wife separately has 7 children each.

    Now with those grammar conclusions:
    This becomes
    Each man has 7 children with each wife there:
    Thus Total number of Children: 7*7*7=343
    Total number of men: 7
    Total number of wives: 7
    ***But remember to be wives there must be husbands***
    Thus number of husbands: 7
    Total number of people therefore 343+21=364

  8. clue: 7 men have 7 wifes.(initialization) its like “all the things inside this house are belongs to all of us.”

    7 = men
    7 = wives
    ? = child

    men + wives = 14

    clue: “each man and each wife have 7 children”

    let the 1st man = 7 children on 1st wife, 2nd man = 7 children on 1st wife also and so on… so each wife = 49 children from 7 men.

    therefore the total number of children is:
    7(wives) * 49 = 343

    so now:
    children = 343
    men = 7
    women = 7
    total = 357

  9. 7 men have 7 wives. Means they’re not exclusive pairs of man & wife.

    The scenario that satisfies all statements in the passage is that each man has 1 child with each wife.

    So, there are 49 children. Plus 14 adults. 63 people.

  10. 7 men have 7 wives meaning each man has 1 wife.

    7men= 7wives

    Each man has 7 children and each wife has 7 children.

    1man+his7children+1wife+her7children
    1+7+1+7=16 people in each family.

    Remember we have 7 families

    Total no of people =16×7

    =112 people

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