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1. Originally Posted by HearMeRoar
The duck egg question! I just..... Can't lol.

Sorry it's side on, I'm too lazy to take another one haha.

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Would it be 16
Edit - no it wouldnt, itd be 17. My brain fails me again.

2. Originally Posted by HearMeRoar
The duck egg question! I just..... Can't lol.

Sorry it's side on, I'm too lazy to take another one haha.

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Duck eggs = chicken eggs + 10

Duck eggs + Chicken eggs = 24
(10 + chicken eggs) + chicken eggs = 24

(10 + x) + x = 24 (where x is the number of chicken eggs)
x + x = 24 - 10
x + x = 14
x = 7 (ie 7 times 2 equals 14)

Duck eggs = 10 + 7 = 17
Chicken eggs = 7
Total eggs is 17 + 7 = 24
Last edited by SSecret Squirrel; 11-02-2016 at 19:44.

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4. I am.....#15

Originally Posted by HearMeRoar
The duck egg question! I just..... Can't lol.

Sorry it's side on, I'm too lazy to take another one haha.

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7 chicken eggs and 17 duck eggs = 24 eggs in total ??

using the same methodology as above.

jeez it made me think for a few minutes!! had to get out my pen and paper ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚

5. Or if you don't want to use equations:

First subtract the 10 extra duck eggs.
24 minus 10 = 14
This means you now have equal number of duck eggs and chicken eggs.

Then divide by 2
14 divide by 2 = 7

Therefore number of chicken eggs is 7 and number of duck eggs is 10 more than that = 17.

The math is same as what secret squirrel wrote. Just thought I would share my calculation as a different way of explaining if your ds is not familiar with algebra.

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7. Btw, I love maths

8. I am.....#15

Originally Posted by Jontu
Or if you don't want to use equations:

First subtract the 10 extra duck eggs.
24 minus 10 = 14
This means you now have equal number of duck eggs and chicken eggs.

Then divide by 2
14 divide by 2 = 7

Therefore number of chicken eggs is 7 and number of duck eggs is 10 more than that = 17.

The math is same as what secret squirrel wrote. Just thought I would share my calculation as a different way of explaining if your ds is not familiar with algebra.

hahaha here were my workings.

gosh these are quite good for getting the old cogs upstairs whirring I must say.

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10. Originally Posted by turquoisecoast
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hahaha here were my workings.

gosh these are quite good for getting the old cogs upstairs whirring I must say.
If I were a teacher I may subtract 1 mark for messy workings - haha just kidding.

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12. I worked out 17 and 7 by trial and error. Haha. Started with 14 and 4, then 15 and 5, then 16 and 6, then 17 and 7. Haha.

With those workings out @turquoisecoast I'm surprised this is what year 5s are expected to know!

13. Dad got 17 too but I was like HTH did you get that, that can't be right ðŸ˜‚ Sorry Dad! And thanks girls. I'll be back in Monday afternoon for more help hahaha.

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