All Your Eggs in One
Basket, Plus One
eggs, of course! Enjoy with a glass of milk or juice, eggs-actly what you need
to make a tasty snack.
Easter basket | large supply of plastic
eggs | paper | pencil
You may want to actually put eggs into the basket as
you work out this puzzle. Or some students might prefer to completely work it
out on paper. Of course, once you discover the answer, you can put the eggs in
and try it out! Don't peek, but the answer is below.
Here is the puzzle:
quantity of eggs are in a basket. Whether the eggs in the basket are counted by
2's, 3's, or 5's, there is always one egg left over, each time. What is the
smallest number of eggs that could be in the basket?
(Answer: 2 x 3 x 5 + 30, plus 1 = 31)