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A Leg to Stand On

Age 11 to 14 Short Challenge Level:

Answer: 32

Count the legs around each table:


So there are 3 + 16 + 6 = 25 legs for each table.

206 legs - the 6 legs of the staff = 200 legs

200 legs = 8 tables

8 tables require 32 chairs.

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
You can find more short problems, arranged by curriculum topic, in our short problems collection.