31 December 2011

Math Challenge for New Year's Eve

I thought I would throw a little thinking into your New Year!

Today's Math Challenge comes from Figure This Math Challenges for Families and can be found here.

Polygon's Restaurant has square tables that seat one person on each side.To seat larger parties, two or more tables are pushed together. What is the least number of tables needed to seat a party of 19 people who want to sit together.

Good luck! Remember, draw a picture or make a model to help!