# If You Own 3 Cows, 2 Dogs, And 1 Cat, How Many Legs Do You Have?

At first glance, it appears the question is asking for the total number of legs of all the animals. Let’s analyze this:

Cows: Each cow has 4 legs, and there are 3 cows. So, 4 legs per cow multiplied by 3 cows gives us a total of 12 legs.

Dogs: Each dog has 4 legs, and there are 2 dogs. Therefore, 4 legs per dog multiplied by 2 dogs results in 8 legs.

Cat: The single cat also has 4 legs.

Adding these together:

12 legs (from cows)

8 legs (from dogs)

4 legs (from the cat)

In total, this adds up to 24 legs.

However, the real twist in this question is that it doesn’t actually ask for the total number of legs of the animals. Instead, it asks, “How many legs do you have?”

This phrasing can make you think about the animals’ legs, but the question is actually about your own legs. Assuming you are a typical human, you have 2 legs.

Final Answer: Although the problem includes details about the animals, the actual question is about your own legs, which are 2. This riddle is designed to redirect your focus from the animals to yourself, demonstrating that sometimes the simplest answer is the correct one.