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Breakfast Time

Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2


The hobbits Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Merry have breakfast at different times. Each one takes a quarter of the porridge they find in the pan, thinking that the others have not yet eaten. What fraction of the porridge is left after all four hobbits have had their breakfast?


If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task that challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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