Riddle: You walk into a room and see a bed. On the bed, there are two dogs, four cats, a giraffe, five cows and a duck. There are also three chickens flying above the bed. How many legs are on the floor?
First of all, we must read the riddle carefully. It seems a bit confused by the different animals and their numbers. Our puzzle is 4 sentences in total. To find the correct answer, it is necessary to look carefully at the words in each sentence. When thinking about the answer, the first thing that comes to mind may be to find the total number of feet of each animal by multiplying its number by its number of feet. Of course, this will not be the answer.
After all this explanation, let’s move on to the answer now. This riddle should be thought as follows: Let’s pay attention to the word “on the floor” in the last sentence. So the riddle wants the number of feet in contact with the ground. In the riddle, the animals are on the bed.
So they don’t come into contact with the ground. The bed in contact with the floor in the room has 4 legs. If we count ourselves, we have 2 feet of our own. As for the flying chickens, it is not clear whether they will be put on the floor or on the bed. If we think that it will be placed on the ground, we will need to add 6 more feet to our answer.
There is no clear answer to this riddle as the part about chickens is a bit contradictory. For the correct answer, let’s finally say: 12 feet if the chickens will be placed on the ground, 6 feet if they will be put on the bed.