cow and chicken riddle
Everyone loves to solve riddles and teasers. Recently, that’s what happened on the internet and social media. The nerds, geeks and just about everyone who loves a good riddle was forced to confront “cow and chicken riddle“. We are going to share it below and implore you to put on your thinking cap and come up with the correct answer.
(Don’t worry, “cow and chicken riddle” answer is included.)
There are 30 cows in a field, and 28 chickens.
How many didn’t?
cow and chicken riddle hint:
Read the riddle out loud!
cow and chicken riddle answer :
The correct answer to cow and chicken riddle is: 10 (Ten didn’t. )
The reason this is so confusing is because you have to read the question without thinking about how it’s written. Read it out loud for a moment and “hear” the riddle without “reading” it.
Listen closely: 30 cows, and twenty-eight chickens. Say EIGHT and ATE. They sound the same. Therefore, it means 20 ATE chickens. 30-20=10, so 10 cows didn’t eat any chickens.
So that means if 20 cows out of 30 ate chickens, then 10 cows did not eat chickens. Thus the answer is 10.
As with most riddles, this is a play on words. But it’s a little easier to figure out than some of the others that are circulating. Plus, there are fewer alternative answers that people can successfully argue for.