# The Ants Go Marching || Logical Interview Puzzle

Puzzle Details

Three ants are walking in the same direction. The first ant has two ants behind him, the second has one in front and one behind, but the third ant has one in front and one behind too. How is this possible?

Solution

The most widely accepted and logical answer to this riddle is, The ants are moving in the same direction but in a circle not in a straight line. Let's say the ants are A, B, and C. A has B and C behind him, B has A in front and C behind, and C has B in front and A behind. in this way the third ant has one in front and one behind too.

there are 2 other answers which are totally valid, though they may be correct, they are not the most widely accepted answers.

1st possibility is

- 3rd ant is lying. according to this answer, it is not possible to have the situation which is asked in the riddle and a more difficult possibility is for ant 3 hence this answer may be valid.

2nd possibility is

- First and second ants are going north(in any direction) and 3rd one going south(opposite direction) and they started from the same point.  in This way, The first ant has two ants behind him, the second ant has one in front and one behind, but the third ant has one in front and one behind too.

There can be other solutions to this riddle, do share yours in the comment section.

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