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Thank you to those of you who sent in solutions to this problem. Class 6 from WPS wrote:$3$ bags, put $1$ bead in each of the $3$bags
Nihaarika from Wellington Primary School thought about the idea of putting bags inside bags. She said:Put one bead in each of the three bags.
Ellie and Caroline from FES in the USA thought very creatively about this problem. Here are their suggestions:We can not decide which ones of our solutions are best but some of them are very weird.
They then went on to list more possibilities which used different types of bags! I think we were assuming that the bags would all be the same kind of bag, or that the kind of bag wouldn't matter, but I'm really pleased you thought hard about the problem. Really well done.
I think perhaps there is one combination that Ellie and Caroline have missed off, although as Nihaarika says, we could just keep putting each bag into another empty bag. What do you think?