Thursday, May 8, 2014

Pig and Ducks: Problem Solving - By Group 2

Class 8 Maths Group - Comment on this post to share how you solved the above problem. Remember to talk about the strategy you used not just the answer. You can post either as just you or in a group of 2 or 3.

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  2. So I find out that the are 4 pig and 7 ducks = 11 so timed it and got the answer 28 but I had to time the legs and got the total of 30 so the answer was 8 ducks and 3 pig it was not that good that I got that wrong
    next time i will try my best to get a right answer by zack.

    1. Hi Mr S
      there will be 12 of each animals and add 2 on each animals

  3. So how I worked out my one is I used my 2 and 4 timetables so I count up to 28 and that equals 12 ducks and for the pigs i counted in my fours and that equals the first thing to solve it is 2x12=24 and 4x8=32 then you add both answers then you get the answer 56. By Michael and Shaitarn...

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  4. This is my strategy,
    So I done a table and I wrote Ducks,Pigs,Total and then Legs.
    Then I wrote 8 x 4 = 32 but I went to far and then I had to go a bit lower so then I did 8 x 2 = but that = 16 and then I did 3 x4 = 12 so then I knew what it was so I joined them together and it was 16 + 12 = 28 so there were 28 Legs:)

    By May & Paris:)

  5. So I see that there are 11 pigs and ducks all together and the I see 28 legs.So do 7x3=21 but that don't add up to 28 so I tried 6x4=28 and that is how I got the answer. :)

    By Maroroa

  6. I started off with a table which said pigs, ducks and total. Below pigs I wrote 5 and below ducks I wrote 6. I wrote 5 and 6 because it equalled 11 and there was 11 animals. I timed 4 and 5 together and it equalled 20 then I timed 6 and 2 together which equalled 12. I add the 20 and 12 together which made 32 and I knew that was wrong because it needs to add up to 28 because their was 28 legs. In the table below the number 5 I wrote 4, 3 and 2 and below the 6 in the ducks column I wrote 7, 8 and 9. After that I tried them all but the one I found write was the 3 and 8. 3 + 8 = 11 and there was 11 animals and after that I did 3 x 4 = 12 and 8 x 2 = 16. Then I did 12 + 16 = 28 and there was 28 legs.

    By Marilyn and Kat.

  7. First I did 7 pigs and 4 ducks and then I did 4 x 7= 28 and that's how i got the answer. By Quinlan

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  9. Tevita and LorenzoMay 9, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    jennie the sheep dog was lazing on the paddock at the ducks and the pigs there were 11 than her eyes ran over the legs and there were 28 me and Lorenzo tried to figure out how many duck legs and pig legs we did 8 x 2 =16 and did 3 x 4 = 12+16 made 28 that how we found out the anwser

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  11. to get the answer I went so there is 11 animals to get 11 is 8+3=11 then I went 3 x 4=12 and 8 x 2=16 then 12+16=28

    By sohel

  12. So first group 2 mr Sommerville maths group had to answer what numbers make 28 and 11 and I done 8 pigs and 6 ducks and every body knows that 5 x 2=10 , 10 x 2=20 and then you do 5 divide 40=28 witch makes 28.


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