Sheet # 86 Critical Thinking

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You are setting up tables for a party. You have 20 square tables. One person can sit on a side. When you arrange the tables, each table must touch along the entire length of at least one side. What is the greatest number of people that can be seated? What is the least number of people that can be seated?

Answer for Sheet # 86

Greatest: 42 people in a 1 x 20 arrangement.

Least: 18 people in a 4 x 5 arrangement

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Answers for sheet # 83

There are four distinct ways.

Clockwise: ( 1, 2, 3, 4), (2, 1, 4, 3), (3, 2, 1, 4), (2, 3, 4, 1)