The ‘you walking into a room and see a bed’ riddle will certainly test your maths skills but it’s actually much easier than you might think.

With the world on almost total lockdown at the moment, we’re all spending much more time at home than we’re used to.

As a result, we’ve all been left having to find ways of keeping ourselves entertained.

While many have turned to the likes of Netflix and Disney+ to keep themselves occupied, others have preferred more engaging methods by taking part in riddles, challenges or brain teasers.

One of the most recent riddles to surface online has been the ‘you walk into a room and see a bed’ riddle but what exactly is the answer to this puzzling problem?

Riddle: You walk into a room and see a bed

The ‘you walk into a room and see a bed’ riddle is as follows: 

  • 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?

That’s a lot of legs to think about but the answer is much simpler than you’d first think.

Answer: You walk into a room and see a bed

So just how many legs are on the floor of this zoological bedroom?

  • There are a total of six legs on the floor.

‘But how?’ we hear you ask.

Well, that all stems from the fact that almost all of the animals in this room are all on the gigantic bed and the ones that aren’t on the bed are flying in the air above it at the exact moment you walk in (even though chickens can’t fly for very long, we’re only counting the exact moment you walk in).

As a result, only your two legs and the four legs (or feet – yes, we’re counting feet as part of a leg) of the bed are touching the floor in this animal-filled room, hence the answer of six.

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