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Seven cylinders are full, seven are half-full and seven are empty.
A full cylinder weighs 50kg and an empty cylinder weighs 20kg.
How should they be loaded onto the lorries so that each lorry is carrying the same weight?
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between the two 1’s there is one digit giving 1?1,
between the two 2’s there are two digits giving 2??2,
between the two 3’s there are three digits giving 3???3.
It is not difficult to put a list of decimals in order of size. But what about ordering fractions?
John Farey introduced sequences of sequences of fractions in order of size, now called Farey sequences. Can you discover his method from the following examples?
What patterns do you see in them?
Suppose you have to share 9872 gold coins between 8 people.
You give the coins out in thousands until there are less than 8000 left.
Then you give out one hundred at a time until there are less than 800, then […]
BUILD A FRACTION WALL
This wall is 1 unit wide. It shows one unit and two half units.
Click here to download the FRACTION WALL 30-minute lesson instructions and worksheet. Cut out the strips. Rearrange the order of the strips to build a wall with smaller and […]
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Do your own experiments using number cards to play the games and pick 2 cards at random each time.
In Game A an envelope or bag contains balls, or cards, numbered 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Pick out two balls or cards at random. If the total is even you win. […]
He labelled each bag with the number of coins inside it.
He could then pay any sum of money from 1 coin to 15 coins using one or more of the bags without opening any of the bags.