In a family there are two married couples, two daughters, three sons and two brothers. Rohan is the son of Soni who is the daughter of Rajeev and wife of Lucky. Riya is the grand daughter of Rajeev. Pyare is the son of Toni and husband of Reema who is the grand daughter in law of Sanjeev. Sanjeev and Rajeev are real brothers.

Now the follow up questions are:

  1. How is Lucky related to Reema? (Unable to figure out completeley. It would be great if someone helps me to figure out how to use in-laws in the analogy when he or she is related to brother of father in law).

  2. How is Pyare related to Sanjeev? (I calculated it to be grandson from the tree).

Is this tree I constructed correct?

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You have a few mistakes in your diagram, possibly because you are misunderstanding the complicated English sentences.

In particular, Lucky is married to Soni (and not Rajeev) because it says "Soni who is the daughter of Rajeev and wife of Lucky", which means that "Soni is the daughter of Rajeev" and "Soni is the wife of Lucky".

Also Reema is married to Pyare (and not Toni), because it says "Pyare is the son of Toni and husband of Reema", which means "Pyare is the son of Toni" and "Pyare is the husband of Reema".

The family tree is then:

     _______________ | _________________
    |                                   |
 Sanjeev(m)                          Rajeev(m)
    |                                   |
    |                                   |
  Toni(m)                  Lucky(m) x Somi(f)
    |                          ____ | ____
    |                         |           |
 Pyare(m) x Reema(f)        Rohan(m)    Riya(f)

There are indeed two married couples (Pyare/Reema, Lucky/Somi), two daughters (Somi, Riya), three sons (Toni, Pyare, Rohan) and two brothers (Sanjeev, Rajeev).

How is Lucky related to Reema?

This is tricky, but I think it is called

Lucky is Reema's first cousin-in-law once removed. Lucky is one generation up, related via her husband's great-grandparents.

How is Pyare related to Sanjeev?

He is indeed Sanjeev's grandson.

  • $\begingroup$ What is meant by first cousin in law? Can you explain this? $\endgroup$ Apr 23, 2021 at 10:24
  • $\begingroup$ @RajorshiKoyal See cousin on wikipedia to understand "First cousin once removed". Lucky is Pyare's first cousin once removed. Lucky is not related by blood to Reema, but only via Reema's marriage to Pyare, so I added "in-law" to make that clear. $\endgroup$ Apr 23, 2021 at 12:14
  • $\begingroup$ How is Rajeev related to Toni? $\endgroup$ Apr 23, 2021 at 12:36
  • $\begingroup$ @RajorshiKoyal Rajeev is Toni's uncle. Toni is Rajeev's nephew. $\endgroup$ Apr 23, 2021 at 13:14
  • $\begingroup$ To reach upto Lucky from Reema we need to use in law twice I feel. That seems very weird for me. $\endgroup$ Apr 23, 2021 at 14:02

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