It’s NSPCC Number Day! Warm up your maths mind by giving Thomas’s challenge a go!
A supermarket orders 8632 strawberries.
One packet of strawberries can hold 7 strawberries.
How many packets will they need?
The answer for this would be 1233 r 1 but you would need an extra packet for the ramainding 1.The way you would work this out, is by simply doing short division with the bus stop method. All i did was just divide 8632 by 7 which left me with 1233 and a remainder of 1. I then realised that they would need one extra packet to hold the last strawberry. On the other hand, if this was real life, they would probably throw the remainding 1 strawberry away since it would be pointless to get a whole packet for just 1 singular strawberry.