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Accurate Census Taking and Orderly Ants (Math Chat)

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Visit this site: http://www.csmonitor.com/cgi-bin/getasciiarchive?script/97/04/25/042597.feat.scitech.1

Author:Frank Morgan; Christian Science Monitor
Description: 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?

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Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles, Articles
Math Topics: Division, Multiplication

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