# Joint Family — Puzzle for Interview rounds

# Question :

In a joint family of seven persons L, M, N, O, P, Q, and R, two are married couples. R is a housewife and her husband is a lawyer. N is the wife of M, L is an engineer and is the granddaughter of R, and O is the father-in-law of N, a doctor, and father of P, a professor. P and M are siblings of the same gender. Q is L’s brother and M’s son. How is L related to O and how many males are there in the family ?

# Solution :

- The family consists of seven persons, namely
**L**,**M**,**N**,**O**,**P**,**Q**, and**R**. - Two married couples are there in the family.
**R**is a housewife and her husband is a lawyer.- The gender of
**R**is female, and she is married to a lawyer. They both are a married couple. **N**is the wife of**M**. The gender of**N**is female and the gender of**M**is male.**N**and**M**are the second married couple.**L**is an engineer and is the granddaughter of**R**. The gender of**L**is female, and she is the granddaughter of**R**.- Grandfather of
**L**is a lawyer, and he is married to**R**. **O**is the father-in-law of**N**. The gender of**O**is male and**N**is the daughter-in-law of**O**.**N**is a doctor.**O**is the father of**P**and**P**is a professor.**P**and**M**are siblings.- From this, we can infer that
**P**and**M**are brothers. - The father of
**P**and**M**is**O**, and**M**is married to**N**. **Q**is**L’s**brother and**M’s**son.**Q**and**L**are siblings, and they are children of**N**and**M**.**L**is an engineer, and she is the granddaughter of**R**.- It implies
**Q**is the grandson of**R**,**M**is the son of**R**and**R**is married to**O**. - The other married couple is
**O**and**R**. Their children are**M**and**P**. **M**is married to**N**and their children are**L**and**Q**.

The family tree is shown in the below figure:

**L**is the granddaughter of**O**and**O**is the grandfather of**L**.- There are four males and three females in the family. They are as follows:

**O**: Male**P**: Male**M**: Male**Q**: Male**R**:**N**: Female**L**: Female