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Two mothers and two daughters were in a multi car accident. They were all pronounced dead at the scene. All the bodies have been moved to the local mortuary. There are only three coffins. No one is sharing a coffin and none are left out. How is it possible?

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    $\begingroup$ xkcd.com/169 $\endgroup$ – xnor Nov 20 '14 at 0:53
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    $\begingroup$ Very low quality $\endgroup$ – skv Nov 20 '14 at 1:04
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    $\begingroup$ Here is the bigger puzzle... which of the mothers was herself not somebody's daughter? $\endgroup$ – Michael Nov 20 '14 at 2:32
  • $\begingroup$ @Michael - the motherF***er who did it. :) i dont know if this is the real answer. i never seen this part of the question. $\endgroup$ – David Nov 20 '14 at 2:44
  • $\begingroup$ @xnor - PEBCAK $\endgroup$ – David Nov 20 '14 at 2:53
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Two mothers and two daughters but in

three different generations.

One of them is

both a mother and a daughter.

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    $\begingroup$ can you use spoiler tags $\endgroup$ – David Nov 19 '14 at 23:05
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    $\begingroup$ let's give this guy a Reversal while we're at it... $\endgroup$ – user3306356 Nov 20 '14 at 8:08
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There are:

4 people in total.
Three of them wished to be buried in a coffin upon death, but one of them wanted to be cremated upon death. Cremated remains are not placed in a coffin.

"None are left out" of the local mortuary.

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  • $\begingroup$ I assumed "...and none are left out" meant that all the bodies were in coffins. $\endgroup$ – Set Big O Nov 20 '14 at 0:31
  • $\begingroup$ Answers that are entirely spoilers are frowned upon. $\endgroup$ – Joe Z. Nov 20 '14 at 1:41
  • $\begingroup$ @Geobits Never assume with a puzzle. Could mean "none are left out" of the mortuary. $\endgroup$ – pacoverflow Nov 20 '14 at 1:48

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