Friday, July 20, 2012

Problem Solving

This was our maths problem today.

There are 2 pirates and 4 treasure chests on an island. The pirates have one small boat to take the treasure to their ship. The boat can take 2 pirates or 1 pirate and 1 chest of treasure.

How many trips do the pirates have to take to get all the treasure and both pirates onto the ship?

The ship needs 2 pirates to sail it. Don't worry about one pirate sailing off with all the treasure!

How many trips do you think?

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