‘At a Four Legged Table’ Riddle: Answer to the Viral Riddle Explained


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Since the start of the COVID-19 lockdowns, there have been a lot of riddles and puzzles trending online to challenge people. There is a new riddle now trending on social media called the “at a four legged table” riddle. Read the riddle here and find the answer and the explanation below. The riddle is:

At a four legged table, there are 1 grandma, 2 moms, 2 daughters and a granddaughter. How many legs are under the table?

If you’ve solved it or you’re ready to find out the answer to this viral riddle, keep reading.

The Answer to the Viral ‘At a Four Legged Table’ Riddle & Explanation

The answer to the riddle is 10. There are 4 table legs included in the answer, since the riddle doesn’t ask how many human legs are under the table. The riddle says there is a grandma, two mothers, two daughters and a granddaughter at the table, however it doesn’t state that there are six people. In fact, there are only three people sitting at the table: a grandmother, her daughter, and her granddaughter. The grandmother and her daughter are both mothers (the second part of the riddle), and the granddaughter and the daughter are both daughters (the third part of the riddle).

That means there are six human legs at the table belonging to these three people, which means there is a total of 10 legs under the table. Although the answer is believed by many to be 16, that is only the case if there are 6 people at the table, but the riddle actually hints through the family structure that there are only 3 people sitting at the table.

Many Other Riddles Have Gone Viral Since the Coronavirus Lockdowns Started

There have been a lot of other riddles that have started trending since lockdowns began. In one riddle, there is a lock with a series of clues and you have to use the clues to find out the right combination to open the lock.

Can you open the lock using these clues?

YouTubeCan you open the lock using these clues?

There are five hints to help you find the answer:
682: One digit is right and in its place
614: One digit is right but in the wrong place
206: Two digits are right but both are in the wrong place
738: All digits are wrong
380: One digit is right but in the wrong place

To get to the answer, it’s useful to start eliminating certain numbers. If you’re ready to see the answer of this viral riddle, keep reading. The answer to the riddle is 042. The fourth clue eliminates 7, 3 and 8 as possible numbers. The fifth clue means that the 0 is the right number but it is not in the right position.

The third clue means that the right digits, including the 0, are in the wrong place, which guarantees that the 0 is in the first position for the answer. The first and second clues eliminates the 6 as a possible answer because it’s in the same place for both clues. In the first clue, since 6 and 8 have both been eliminated, 2 is the right number and it’s in the right place.

The final number is solved with the second clue. The digit that needs to be solved is the second digit of the answer, which means the answer is 4 and not 1. The digit must be in the wrong place, so it can’t be the 1 which is already in the middle position. That makes the full answer 042.

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