The Theresa Riddle: How Fast Can You Solve This Puzzling Question?

Date October 8, 2018 12:28

Riddles are fun. In some  of the best ones, the answers are always staring you right in the face. All you have to do is look a little bit more closely.

The 'Theresa Riddle' has been making its rounds on the internet for a while now. And each time, a new set of people are scratching their heads trying to figure out the answer. It's a seemingly simple question. But, then, you'll need some time to analyze the words you're looking at before you can figure out the answer. 

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The Riddle

The question is seemingly straightforward:

If Theresa's daughter is my daughter's mother, who am I to Theresa?

To keep you from going the completely wrong direction, you're given five options. 

a. Grandmother

b. Mother

c. Daughter

d. Granddaughter

e. I am Theresa

So, there you have it, the question that has the internet in a state of confusion. Can you figure out what the answer is?

While you're giving it a try, let's take a look at what other's are saying about this viral puzzle.

Comments and reactions

Some people took to Twitter to say they have absolutely no clue about this 'brain-melting' question. 

Others tried to make a joke about the whole thing. Entertaining, sure, but that's not the answer we're looking for. 

Who am I to Theresa?

Have you been able to figure it out yet? Do you give up? Let's break it down for you. 

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First of all, you need to understand the part about Theresa's daughter being 'my daughter's mother'. In this case, my daughter's mother is technically me. So, rewriting the question, you'll say 'if Theresa's daughter is me..."

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So, automatically, the answer becomes C. - I am Theresa's daughter. 

Did you guess right? If you had a great time solving this riddle, don't forget to share it with your friends and see whether they figured it out faster or slower than you did. That way, you can find out whose mind works the fastest.

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