# EASTER SPECIAL – Birds’ Nests

3 birds laid some eggs.
Each bird laid an odd numbers of eggs
Altogether they laid 19 eggs.

How many eggs did each bird lay?
How many different answers can you find?

What if the birds only laid 9 eggs between them? How many answers can you find?

## 14 thoughts on “EASTER SPECIAL – Birds’ Nests”

1. Paige Proctor says:

I have got 45 answers on the 19 eggs.
I will post my work in the box after Easter.

2. Paige Proctor says:

I have just worked 9 eggs it was a lot easier than the 19 eggs.

3. Mrs M says:

Did the Easter Bunny bring this one? Mrs M

1. Abbie says:

I have worked out that there is a pattern between the answers!
E.g:
If b.1 lays 1 egg there are 9 ways.
If b.1 lays 3 eggs there are 8 ways.
If b.1 lays 5 eggs there are 7 ways.

😉 🙂

4. C.Brooke says:

2 of the birds laid 9 eggs and 1laid 7 eggs.

1. C.Brooke says:

1bird laid 1 egg, the second bird laid 3 eggs and the third bird laid 15 eggs.
13+5+1=19
9+5+5=19
7+7+5=19
17+1+1=19
11+5+3=19
15+3+1=19
7+3+9=19

5. C.Brooke says:

If they laid 9 bird eggs between them
3+3+3=9
7+1+1=9
5+3+1=9

6. kelsey fisher says:

well this challenge is quite hard but i will have a go.I am remembering my learning habbits x

7. kelsey fisher says:

Well most birds lay 2 or 3 but if you count up 3×2=6 and 3×3=9 add 9 and 6 equals 15 so the answer is 15. All of them layed 15

8. Ben wileman says:

13 +5+1=19
5+5+9=19
9+5+5=19
7+3+9=19
3+7+9=19

9. Izzi says:

b.1 layed 6 1/4
b.2 layed 6 1/4
b.3 layed 6 1/4
19 is one whole!
Half of 1/4 is 0.125 which is equal to 2/8 because both one and four are factors of eight!
So one bird has layed less than the other two birds.
So 2/8 (0.125) would be a smaller egg.
The only way all three birds could lay the same was if they all layed 6,1/4 and 0.0625 eggs!

1. Izzi says:

I x’s the 4×2 to get to 8 and 1×2 to get to 2 so 2/8

1. Izzi says:

Half of 0.125 makes the 0.0625 half of 2/8 is 0.125

2. Izzi says:

2/8 is equal to 1/4 not 0.125