My friends and I love pizza. Can you help us share these pizzas
On my calculator I divided one whole number by another whole number and got the answer 3.125. If the numbers are both under 50, what are they?
Grandma found her pie balanced on the scale with two weights and a
quarter of a pie. So how heavy was each pie?
Boyang from Mountfields Lodge and Caroline from St Jude's C of E School looked at this problem very logically. To balance 7 on the left using two "half" weights on the right, Boyang told us:
I wonder whether the first solution is different from the last one? What do you think?
Caroline wasn't sure whether you are allowed two weights on the same hook, but I think that's fine.
Nobody has looked at hanging three weights on the right-hand side, or having quarter divisions on the balance. If you do investigate these situations, let us know! Please don't worry that your solution is not "complete" - we'd like to hear about anything you have tried. Teachers - you might like to send a summary of your children's work.