Riddles often challenge our logic, and today’s puzzle is no different. Let’s break it down!

**The riddle says:** *I have 4 brothers, and each brother has 4 brothers. How many of us are there?*

At first glance, the answer seems trickier than it actually is. But once you apply logic, the solution becomes clear. Let’s take it step by step:

### Step 1: Who’s Speaking?

The person saying “I have 4 brothers” is part of the family, so **he himself is one of the brothers**. This makes it important to remember that he should be counted too!

### Step 2: Counting the Brothers

The speaker has **4 brothers**, and each of these brothers also has **4 brothers**. It may seem like there are a lot of brothers, but here’s the key:

- Each brother is
**one of the 5 brothers**in total, including the speaker.

So, every brother has 4 brothers, but that includes the original speaker. No new brothers are being added, so the number remains constant.

### Final Answer:

There are **5 brothers** in total: the speaker and his 4 siblings.

### Why This Riddle Tricks People

The wording of the riddle makes it seem like you should count more than the actual number of brothers, leading to confusion. However, by breaking it down logically, we realize that no extra people are involved beyond the original 5.