Friday, November 5, 2010

Puzzle Solving Exercise

Our group of 3 chose one puzzle from the book "Thinking Mathematically" (Fare is Fair,  page 168).   Individually we tackled the puzzle, documenting our mental conversations and our math work in two columns.

The Problem:  I wish to share 30 identical individual sausages equally amongst 18 people.  What is the minimum number of cuts I need to make?  What is the minimum number of pieces I need to create?

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