### Biscuit Decorations

Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party. He lined them up and put icing on every second biscuit and different decorations on other biscuits. How many biscuits weren't decorated?

### Constant Counting

You can make a calculator count for you by any number you choose. You can count by ones to reach 24. You can count by twos to reach 24. What else can you count by to reach 24?

### Skip Counting

Find the squares that Froggie skips onto to get to the pumpkin patch. She starts on 3 and finishes on 30, but she lands only on a square that has a number 3 more than the square she skips from.

# Are You Well Balanced?

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Lottie and Adele sent us a great solution to this problem. They answer each part in turn and explain clearly as they go along:

1. To make it balance with 10 on one side, using only one hook, you can put two on the 5 or one on the 10 or five on number 2 or ten on 1.
2. Two weights on the 10=20. So put ten on number 2 hook to make it balance.
3. You could put four weights on the 5 to make it balance with 20 (2 10s).
4. You can put two on the 5 or put five weights on the 2. There is only one solution.
5. It balances by putting one on the 7 (with the 3) and the 10 on the other side.

Thank you to you both. I wonder if there are other ways of making the equaliser balance if you have one weight on the 10 hook on one side and can use the 3 hook and one other hook on the other side? Don't forget that you can have more than one weight on a hook.