Been a little riddle currently going around the family. Is really easy but one to try out on your friends and family.
There are 40 cows in a field and 28 chickens. How many didn't?
Hope you all enjoyed.
Is this right?
The answer is 20 I think
40 cows in a field twenty 8 chickens
20 ate chickens
How many didn't? the other 20.
It's all a play on the sounds of the words, more than the words themselves... I came to this thought due to the lateral thinking. y'know... it's not what it seems originally.
The answer is:
Twenty-eight is a name (number) of a cow, so there is one cow that chickens. A moment later you ask how many cows did not chicken. The answer is thirty-nine.
Another option, if you expect the person saying the riddle is poor at English:
Twenty-eight cows chicken. A moment later you can ask how many cows did not chicken. The answer is, the other ones than the twenty-eight, which is twelve.