2017 Advent Calendar: Day 21 minute read

Day 2

“The angel said to her, ‘Don’t be afraid, because God is very pleased with you’.”

Luke 1:30

Task (remember you can post your solution in the comments below):

Santa needs to buy food for his reindeer. He has 9 reindeer and each reindeer needs 5 bags of carrots, 3 barrels of water and 4 sugar cubes each day.

  1. How much does Santa need of each thing each day?
  2. How much does he need overall each week?


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  1. Trevor Fewster
    Saturday, December 2nd 2017 @ 14:32

    Santa will need 45 bags of carrots, 27 barrels of water and 36 cubes of sugar each day.

    Each week he will need 315 bags of carrots, 189 barrels of water and 252 cubes of sugar.

    • Mr Pitts
      Saturday, December 2nd 2017 @ 14:44

      Trevor, can you explain what you did to work these out?

  2. Trevor Fewster
    Monday, December 4th 2017 @ 07:35

    9 reindeer times each item then multiply them by 7.