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I'm Eight

Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.

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Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
Deylan and Brodie from Saxmundham School and Charlie from Kinnaird Primary School sent in a few suggestions - well done.
Julia, who is our very youngest solution-sender sent in this piece of work:


 

Great!

Finally from 'Numbercrunchers' who come from St Andrew's C.E.P. School, Hove, East Sussex, we had a very thorough contribution as follows:


 $1$ spider and $1$ cat ($8+4$)
$1$ spider and $2$ penguins ($8+2+2$)
$1$ spider, $1$ penguin and $2$ snails ($8+2+1+1$)
$1$ spider and $4$ snails ($8+1+1+1+1$)

$2$ flies ($6+6$)
$1$ fly, $1$ cat and $1$ penguin ($6+4+2$)
$1$ fly, $1$ cat and $2$ snails ($6+4+1+1$)
$1$ fly and $3$ penguins ($6+2+2+2$)
$1$ fly, $2$ penguins and $2$ snails ($6+2+2+1+1$)
$1$ fly, $1$ penguin and $4$ snails ($6+2+1+1+1+1$)
$1$ fly and $6$ snails ($6+1+1+1+1+1+1$)

$3$ cats ($4+4+4$)
$2$ cats and $2$ penguins ($4+4+2+2$)
$2$ cats, $1$ penguin and $2$ snails ($4+4+2+1+1$)
$2$ cats and $4$ snails ($4+4+1+1+1+1$)
$1$ cat and $4$ penguins ($4+2+2+2+2$)
$1$ cat, $3$ penguins and $2$ snails ($4+2+2+2+1+1$)
$1$ cat, $2$ penguins and $4$ snails ($4+2+2+1+1+1+1$)
$1$ cat, $1$ penguin and $6$ snails ($4+2+1+1+1+1+1+1$)
$1$ cat and $8$ snails (4+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1)

$6$ penguins ($2+2+2+2+2+2$)
$5$ penguins and $2$ snails ($2+2+2+2+2+1+1$)
$12$ snails ($1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1$)
$10$ snails and $1$ penguin ($1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+2$)

David, from Histon Junior School, found two ways for the answer to be 2 creatures:

a spider and an elephant
two beetles


He also found two ways for the answer to be 4 creatures:

two kangaroos, an elephant and a duck
three kangaroos and a turtle



David also thought that twelve flamingos hopping would give an answer of twelve creatures:




Well done all of you.