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# Girl Scout Hike

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.Hide Answer Show Answer

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## Comments

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.

Wahts to kep the answer from being 45? or 147?

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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?

:-)

:-)

i agree with everyone else...more information or an explanation please...

I'm sure the answer is 15; one third is 5 behind, 3 fifths (9) ahead plus Judy equals 15!

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

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

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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..;)

*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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