Maybe not, but they do like going for a ride! Jessica Nelson spotted a cow riding in line at the McDonald’s drivethrough in Marshfield, Wisconsin. It was just a baby – called a “calf” – and there were 2 more calves with it in the back seat. The owner, Bernie, told Jessica that he had just bought them at a fair and was grabbing a snack on his way home – we bet the cows ordered milkshakes.

*Wee ones:* If the calf in the window had 2 other calves with it, how many calves were there in total? Count them up! *Little kids: *If you and a cow walk into McDonald’s to order a milkshake, how many legs do you and the cow have together? *Bonus:* If each of you orders 4 milkshakes, how many milkshakes is that? *Big kids:* If you walk all 3 cows into McDonald’s, what fraction of the legs in that group are yours? *Bonus:* If a bunch of friends join you and now 1/2 the legs in the group are people legs, how many friends joined you?

Answers:

*Wee ones: *3 calves. *Little kids:* 6 legs.* Bonus: *8 milkshakes. *Big kids:* 1/7, because you have 2 of the 14 legs. *Bonus:* 5 friends. Since there are 12 cow legs, you need 12 people legs to be half the total. You have 2, so you need 10 more people legs.