How Many Legs?

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?

Since all of the animals are on the bed and no other furniture is mentioned in the room, there are six legs on the floor. Four legs from the bed and your own two legs as you stand in the room, amazed that someone managed to get so many animals onto a bed. And the ceiling must be vaulted to fit a giraffe. Also, who’s on cleanup duty?

Posted in Brain Teasers


154 Comments on "How Many Legs?"

Lisa says
June 20, 2020 @ 01:09

Too many variables. Cows and giraffes legs are to big to fit on the be so they could be touching the floor. The bed could be on wheels and everyones forgeting the chair which could also be on legs or wheels.

Sanvir says
June 22, 2020 @ 07:31

Answer will be 10.
4 for chair
4 for bed
and 2 for the person

Michael says
June 27, 2020 @ 07:17

bed = 4 legs
chair = 4 legs
human is on feet, not legs


Srinivas says
June 27, 2020 @ 11:01

Question was asked some time before Jan 2 2014. On june 27 2020, After 6 and half years still answering the same question by changing it according to each individuals convenience. Pity :)

Sam says
July 2, 2020 @ 10:13

So no one is gonna mention the four legs of the chair?

W says
July 3, 2020 @ 15:56

It said you walk into a room and see a bed it doesn’t mention the chair till the end and doesn’t say it’s in the room

Sharon says
July 7, 2020 @ 04:02

There is no correct answer as there is not enough information about the bed and the chair and humans stand on their feet not their legs.

William says
July 7, 2020 @ 17:28

4 legs on bed plus 4 on chair and your 2 feet = 10 legs.

Chad says
July 8, 2020 @ 01:44

I didn’t see anyone say anything about GG he darn chair? Wouldn’t that be 4 legs? What if when you walked into the room & you didn’t have feet? Nubs? Usually if there is a chair there is a table? It didn’t say the bed was on a frame or had a head or foot board? So there could have just been a mattress on top of a box spring? Chickens can’t fly. So them jumping over a chair is more like it? But chickens don’t have feet they have claws or talons. But they do have chicken legs 🍗. Okay now I’m getting hungry. Thanks a lot people? I’m going to go make some “jeffrey” the Toys-r-us Giarffe. Lmfao. Still not sure of the answer? Me either!!!!

Raichaun says
July 8, 2020 @ 13:35

The answer is 8
4 legs of bed
4 legs of chair
(Humans legs wouldn’t touch the floor walking in a room) 🤦🏽‍♀️

cheryl says
July 8, 2020 @ 14:56

2- the person who walked into the room
4- the legs of the bed
4 the legs of the chair
10 should be the answer

Najat says
July 8, 2020 @ 17:15

8 legs 4 of the bed and 4 of the chair

Kelly armanini says
July 8, 2020 @ 21:54

Why is nobody including the chair in the room?

domingo says
July 9, 2020 @ 10:20

hello dan from 2014 do u rember when u typed the comment

Dan says
July 9, 2020 @ 13:03

Hello Domingo. Why yes, yes I do.

Vern says
July 10, 2020 @ 08:51

The chickens were not on the floor, if they were not flying they were roosting on the bed or the head board or on the giraffe’s and or the cow’s back. so it is 6 back

1 6 7 8 9 10

Leave a comment

First name (required)

Email (will not be published) (required)