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More Plant Spaces

This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.

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Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

In order to have four overlapping areas we need something like this:

showing $15$ areas.

Or, when moving on to five we need something like this:

Showing $31$ areas.

These are just suggestions and there are other ways of constructing a suitable arrangement.