Best Answer

Two riddles about fathers and sons come to mind, but neither fit both the "one father and three sons" AND "math" categories.

First, there is an old riddle about a sick father sending his three sons on an errand to determine which will inherit his fortune. It goes like this (or something similar):

A dying old man sends his three sons to market on an errand. He says, "Whoever can bring me something large enough to fill my room but small enough to fit in your pocket will be my wisest son. That is the son who will inherit my fortune" The first son brings some cloth and barely covers the floor. The second has some hay and also fails. The third, however, succeeds with a pocket-sized item that is able to fill the room, and earns his father's estate. What does he bring? Beside that one, there is a popular "math" riddle involving two fathers and two sons that goes like this: Two fathers and two sons go fishing and catch three fish. Each person comes home with one fish. How is this possible? A popular variant to this tells the fathers & sons are hunters, but the question and answer are the same.

Answers to both are available through the related links.

User Avatar

Wiki User

9y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How does the father and three sons math riddle go?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Names of the 3 sons on the tv show your Three Sons?

The names of the three sons on 'My Three Sons' are:Mike, Robbie and Chip Douglas. Later on, when he married and moved away, Mike was replaced by Ernie, an orphan that was adopted by Steve Douglas, the father.

The answer to the king and 2 sons riddle?

the king was touched and bleed internally from his sons big shwong

Which of these was the son on Father Knows Best rather than one of your Three Sons?


How can 2 fathers and 2 sons divide three cars among themselves with each one getting one?

This is a riddle where the answer revolves around the status of being a father or a son. There are only 3 cars, and each person gets one, so there can only be 3 people. Thus one of the fathers must also be one of the sons. This can be achieved by having the 3 people as grandfather, father, and son. That means there are two sons, and two fathers, but only 3 people.

How can two fathers and two sons divide three automobiles amongst themselves with each having one?

If there are two fathers and two sons, they can divide the three automobiles in the following way: the first father gets one automobile, the second father gets another automobile, and one automobile is given to one of the sons. This way, each person - the two fathers and the two sons - will have one automobile.

There are three eggs in a basket two fathers and two sons everyone gets an egg?

Grandfather, father, son. So the father is a son as well as a father.

How can two fathers and two sons divide three cars with each receiving one?

One son is also a father. Grand father (father), father (father&son), son (son).

What to call your father's sister's sons?

The sons of your father's sister are your first cousins.

Who were socrates' children?

He had three sons, oldest to youngest, were Lamprocles, Sophroniscus (named for Socrates' father), and Menexenus.

Who is your sons father?


Who had three sons in the Bible?

Noah had three sons in the bible.

Is howie long Jake long's father?

No. Howie Long only has three sons: Chris, Kyle and Howie Jr.