Accurate Census Taking and Orderly Ants (Math Chat)
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|Frank Morgan; Christian Science Monitor|
|A column of ants marches in single file, until one ant falls away and they then march two by two, until another ant falls away and they then march three by three, and so on until finally they are marching 10 by 10. How many ants were there to start with?|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
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|Math Topics:||Division, Multiplication|
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