## Cranberry Craving

On Thanksgiving Thursday, Carissa ate some cranberries. The next day she couldn’t stop thinking about how good the cranberries were and ate seven more cranberries than she had eaten on Thursday.

Each day after that she ate seven more cranberries than the day before. By the following Wednesday night she had eaten a total of 161 cranberries for the whole week.

62

Hi Emma,

Are you thinking about how many cranberries Carissa might have eaten? What does the 62 represent?

Thanks for thinking about our math story!

Max

I noticed that Carissa really must like cranberries. I also noticed that she would increase the number of cranberries she ate each day by 7. I was wondering what her starting number of cranberries was if less then a week later she had eaten 161.

I am wondering how many cranberries Carissa had at first. I think she ate 2 cranberries on Thanksgiving Thursday.

I am wondering if she ate 2 cranberries on Thanksgiving Thursday.