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Finlay from Stalyhill Junior School
answered the final part of this problem, which asked how many more
biscuits the children would need to bake so that they could share
them equally with Miss King too. Finlay said:

They would need to make $4$ more biscuits. They would then get $4$
biscuits each as $24$ divided by $6$ is $4$.

Well done, Finlay. Emerson and
Hamish from St Peter's added a bit more detail:

If you add all the biscuits up you get $20$. There are six people
so you need to find the multiple of $6$ that is closest to $20$ but
that is also above it. The answer is therefore $24$.
$24-20=4$ Therefore they need to bake $4$ more biscuits.

Ed from St Peter's sent in answers
to all parts of the problem. He said:

Ali and Danny baked $12$ biscuits. If the biscuits were shared
between Ali and Danny, they would receive $6$ each.

Will, Jess and Karni baked $8$ biscuits. If the biscuits were
shared between Will, Jess and Karni they would receive $2
\frac{2}{3}$ each.

There were $20$ biscuits baked all together. If they shared all the
biscuits between the $5$ children , each child would receive $4$
bisuits.

Yes, they can share all the biscuits between all the children and
Miss King. Each person would receive $3\frac{1}{3}$ biscuits. The
children would have to bake $4$ more biscuits to make $24$ in total
and therefore each person receiving $4$ biscuits each.

Thank you, Ed. It's a shame you didn't
tell us how you worked out this solution.