Girl Scout Hike
Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.
Stopping along the trail to rest, Judy saw that one third of her Girl Scouts were behind her and three fifths were ahead. Including Judy, what was the total number of scouts in her group?
Answer
15 total girl scouts.
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starman
Oct 05, 2001
 I don't get it. Are fractions of a girl scout allowed? Do the 1/3 and 3/4 fractions of the total include Judy? Need more information. Maybe it's too early in the morning for my brain. 
coolridge
Oct 08, 2001
 Wahts to kep the answer from being 45? or 147? 
contagion
Oct 19, 2001
 I'm still not convinced that this adds up. if the answer is nine, then 1/3 behind is 3, 3/4ths ahead is 27/4ths. What am I missing? 
(user deleted)
Nov 07, 2001
 the bear doesn't work.
if the answer is 9 (total in troop notcounting judy)then there are 10 if you include judy. this means 3 1/3 behind and 7 1/2 ahead... Mind you I seem to get an answer of 12 so who am I to talk 
dewtell
Sep 12, 2002
 Yes, the fractions don't work. If you add
up those ahead and behind, you get 13/12ths
of the troop is either ahead of Judy or behind her,
which doesn't work. If it were one
sixth that were behind her, then it would
work: there would be 11/12ths ahead or behind,
so Judy would be 1/12th of the whole troop. 
dumbell
Sep 15, 2002
 As a warrented Leader with the Scout Association can I just state quite emphatically that cutting up Scouts is an absolute no no!! Where are the leaders? How did they allow this to happen? Do head office know that this troop are chopping up their Girl Scouts?
:) 
humancalclator9
May 21, 2005
 i agree with everyone else...more information or an explanation please... 
boodler
Nov 26, 2005
 I'm sure the answer is 15; one third is 5 behind, 3 fifths (9) ahead plus Judy equals 15! 
thompson1
Feb 22, 2006
 There are definitely 15 girl scouts:
with nine, 3 would have to be behind her and 5 and 2/5 would have to be in front of her, making 3+5+2/5+1(Judy)= 9 and 2/5
With 15, there are 5 behind her, and 9 in front of her, making 5+9+1=15 
LeafFan4life
Apr 02, 2007
 who what where when why how? 
lyckzx
Dec 06, 2010
 This one is very easy..even a 3rd grader can answer this..but still it's a good teaser..this is my explaination:
*you just add the fractions:
1/3 + 3/5 = ?
5/15 + 9/15 = 14/15
since judy is one of them, she is 1/15 which completes the troop..;) 
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