Pancake-Eating Contest

“Pancake-Eating Contest,” Friend, July 1994, 14

Pancake-Eating Contest

Four boys (Joey, Kenny, Paul, Sam) and three girls (Judy, Patty, Susan) entered a pancake-eating contest. Based on the clues below, how many pancakes did each contestant eat?

  1. Patty and Sam ate the same number of pancakes.

  2. Paul ate as many pancakes as all three girls combined.

  3. Susan ate three times as many pancakes as Judy, but only half as many as Kenny, who ate one less than Paul.

  4. Joey ate twice as many pancakes as Sam.

  5. Judy was full after eating only four pancakes.