Frank's Party of Five

Apr 22, 2017

RAY: My neighbor Frank says to me one day, he says I have five children. I say I know that. He says half of them are boys. I said I'll get right back to you. Can you explain that?

TOM: Well, that's it huh?

RAY: Now if you think you know the answer...

TOM: That's brief.

 

Answer: 

RAY: Now people immediately start thinking about dogs, cats, canaries, and the like. They figured somehow or other he's miscounting.

TOM: Five children.

RAY: I mean how can you have -- how can half -- how can you have five and then half, right? Does he have half a boy?

TOM: I don't know.

RAY: Well, he does.

TOM: Oh.

RAY: And it would be correct to say that ten percent of them are boys. Sixty percent of them are boys, and a hundred percent of them are boys. Therefore...

TOM: They're all boys.

RAY: They're all boys. Half of them are boys. Are they not?

TOM: I don't like it.


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